Crate Opener

Tend machines that restrain compressed bedsprings.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Crate Openers do?

Tends machine that restrains compressed bedsprings to permit uncrating in mattress manufacturing establishment: Moves crates of compressed bedsprings to bed of uncrating machine, using handtruck. Presses button to lower hydraulic press onto compressed bedsprings and cuts shipping wires and bands, using wire cutters. Presses button to raise press, expanding bedsprings from compressed state. Removes shipping wires and bands from bedsprings and moves bedsprings to processing area, using handtruck.

Should I be a Crate Opener?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Crate Opener

    Most Crate Openers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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