Crusher and Binder Operator

Tend machines that groove balls of twines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Crusher and Binder Operators do?

Tends machine that grooves balls of twine: Inserts wooden peg through ball of polished twine and places peg with ball into machine. Starts machine and holds end of peg while machine presses groove around ball. Stops machine and removes ball. Unwinds length of twine and ties twine around groove in ball to bind twine. Tucks end of twine under binder, using grooved knife.


Should I be a Crusher and Binder 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Crusher and Binder Operator

    Crusher and Binder 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 Crusher and Binder Operator-related education!
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