Crimping Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to crimp wires.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Crimping Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine to crimp wire to specified shape: Bolts specified crimping wheels into machine jaws, using wrench. Threads end of coiled wire through straightening and feed rollers into wire shaping machine. Starts machine and crimps sample wire of specified type. Measures sample, using micrometers and gauges, and changes crimping wheels or adjusts tension of machine until crimp meets specifications. May place shaped wire in rack. May be designated according to product worked on as Zig-Zag-Spring-Machine Operator.


Should I be a Crimping Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Crinkling-Machine Operator, Pie-Crimping-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Crimping Machine Operator

    Crimping 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 Crimping Machine Operator-related education!
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