Button Decorating Machine Operator

Tend machines that cut ornamental designs into face of button blanks.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Button Decorating Machine Operators do?

Tends automatic machines that cut ornamental designs into face of nonmetallic button blanks: Loads blanks into machine hopper, using hand scoop. Starts machine and observes feeding, cutting, and indexing mechanisms. Removes jammed blanks from feed chute, using wire pick. May remove and replace worn cutters and abrasive wheels, using wrenches. May place blanks by hand in chucks of semiautomatic, manually indexed machine. May examine samples for finishing defects.

Should I be a Button Decorating Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Button Breaker

    How to Become a
    Button Decorating Machine Operator

    Most Button Decorating 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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