Install plastic molding strips into slotted edges of metal tabletops.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Beaders do?

Installs plastic molding strips into slotted edges of metal tabletops, using mallet and bandsaw: Positions center of molding strip over leading edge of tabletop as it moves along conveyor, and pushes tongue of molding into slot along entire edge of tabletop. Pounds molding with mallet to seat molding firmly in slot. Lifts tabletop from conveyor onto worktable, and cuts off overlapping ends of molding, using bandsaw. Pounds trimmed ends of molding into slot to form tight joint. Heats molding strips in hot water tank prior to installation when specified on job order.

Should I be a Beader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Bead Flipper, Bead Wire Taper, Beamster, Bean Snapper, Bean Viner, Crochet Beader, Edge Beader, Header Up, Kneader See More

    How to become a Beader

    Beaders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Beader-related education!
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