Tend machines that wrap and cement rubberized fabric tape on bead wire.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Bead Preparers do?
Tends machine that wraps and cements rubberized fabric tape on bead wire used to reinforce airplane deicers: Loads specified reels of bead wire and rubberized fabric tape on letoff racks, and threads wire and tape through machine. Adjusts feed rollers and tension wheels according to specifications, using handtools. Pours rubber cement and powdered soapstone in dispensers and starts machine. Examines and feels bead wire for loose wrap. Cuts bead wire when windup reel is filled, using pliers.
Should I be a Bead Preparer?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
How to become a Bead Preparer
Most Bead Preparers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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