Barrel Rib Matting Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to cut matting on sighting ribs of shotguns.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Barrel Rib Matting Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates planer-type machine to cut matting on sighting ribs of shotguns to improve appearance and reduce glare: Attaches holding fixtures and matting tools on machine and clamps rib, or barrel with rib attached, in fixture, using handtools. Depresses lever to position cutting tool in relation to rib, and starts machine which moves rib under stationary tool. Maintains even pressure on lever to obtain smooth cut. Turns adjustment knob after each pass to increase depth of cut. Removes rib from holding fixture. May shim fixture to level workpiece. May hone surface of rib to remove burs.


Should I be a Barrel Rib Matting Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Barrel Rib Matting Machine Operator

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