Guide hot steel shapes from one set of rolls to another.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Catchers do?

Guides hot steel shapes, such as bars, rods, and sheets, from one set of rolls to another: Catches end of hot steel with tongs as it comes through first set of rolls and feeds end into next set of rolls. May set and adjust repeaters, guides, and rollers, using handtools.

Should I be a Catcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bar Catcher, Board Catcher, Brick Catcher, Carton Catcher, Frame Catcher, Sheet Catcher, Shingle Catcher See More

    How to become a Catcher

    Most Catchers 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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