Button Facing Machine Operator

Tend battery of automatic machines that drill thread holes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Button Facing Machine Operators do?

Tends battery of automatic machines that drill thread holes and shape surface of nonmetallic button blanks: Loads workpieces into machine hopper, using hand scoop. Starts machine and observes blanks feeding into rotating chucks on transport mechanism that conveys blanks to cutting tools and drills. Stops machine and notifies setup mechanic of malfunction. May hand feed pearl button blanks into machine to ensure that blanks are positioned face-up in chucks. May place single blank in chuck of manually controlled machine and pull on leverage bar to force blank against cutting tool or drill.

Should I be a Button Facing 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Button Machine Operator, Double-Facing-Corrugating-Machine Operator, Rand-Butting-Machine Operator See More

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