Coupling Machine Operator

Operate machines to connect metal couplings to pipes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Coupling Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to connect metal couplings to pipes: Sets tightening mechanism on machine to correspond to specified numbers of turns. Puts coupling into machine. Starts machine that connects and tightens coupling to pipe. Stops machine and ejects pipe. May tighten couplings manually when machine malfunctions. May keep production records.


Should I be a Coupling Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Belling Machine Operator, Cabling-Machine Operator, Centrifugal Control Switch Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Coupling Machine Operator

    Coupling 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 Coupling Machine Operator-related education!
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