Block Making Machine Operator

Tend automatic machines that cast concrete blocks.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Block Making Machine Operators do?

Tends automatic machine that casts concrete blocks: Starts and stops machine that automatically fills molds, vibrates molds to compact wet concrete, scrapes off excess concrete, and strips finished blocks from molds. Guides hoist to transfer pallets loaded with blocks to curing racks. May assist in setting up machine. May tend machine equipped with automatic off bearing mechanism. May verify dimensions of formed blocks, using template.


Should I be a Block Making Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Brick or Block Maker, Cigar Making Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Block Making Machine Operator

    Most Block Making Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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