Clinching Machine Operator

Tend reel-fed machines that clinch metal terminals to electrical wires.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Clinching Machine Operators do?

Tends reel-fed machine that clinches metal terminals or solderless connectors to electrical wires: Positions wire ends in fixture. Steps on switch to start machine that automatically cuts off terminal from continuous strip and clinches terminal to wires. May strip rubber insulation off wire cord to expose wire, using pliers or pedal-operated stripping machine. May take wires to shelves and distribute them in sections according to wire and terminal types.


Should I be a Clinching 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.

  • Also known as: Clasp Machine Operator, Classifying-Machine Operator, Clay Machine Operator, Curling-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Clinching Machine Operator

    Clinching 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 Clinching Machine Operator-related education!
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