Brake Operator II

Tend power brakes that bend, punch, form, roll, or straighten metal sheets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Brake Operator IIs do?

Tends power brake that bends, punches, forms, rolls, arcs, or straightens metal sheets, plates, and bars: Positions work manually or with crane against stops, or aligns layout marks to dies. Brushes oil on dies and workpiece. Starts machine to lower ram and shape workpiece. Tightens die nuts to prevent movement of die, using wrenches. Inspects work for conformance to specifications, using rule, square, or templates. Cleans scale or scrap from die with airhose or brush. May depress pedal to lower ram and shape workpiece. May tend furnace to preheat metal to specified temperatures before bending. May be designated according to material shaped as Brake Operator, Sheet Metal II.

Should I be a Brake Operator II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Brake Operator, Sheet Metal II, Bulldozer Operator II

    How to become a Brake Operator II

    Most Brake Operator IIs have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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