Carbon and Graphite Brush Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to grind, mill, and secure shunt leads.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Carbon and Graphite Brush Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates automatic machines to grind, mill, and secure shunt leads to carbon and graphite brushes: Reviews work orders to determine size, type, and number of brushes to be produced. Installs grinding wheels, cutting blades, and tamping tools on machine shafts and turns setscrews to adjust cutting and grinding mechanisms and width guides according to specifications, using handtools. Observes panelboard to detect and remove jammed brushes. Verifies dimensions of brushes, using micrometer, calipers, and ruler. May be designated according to machine operated as Concaving-Machine Operator; Heading-Machine Operator; Tamping-Machine Operator.


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

  • How to Become a
    Carbon and Graphite Brush Machine Operator

    Carbon and Graphite Brush Machine Operators 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 Carbon and Graphite Brush Machine Operator-related education!
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