Curb Machine Operator

Drive and operate curbing machines to extrude concretes.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Curb Machine Operators do?

Drives and operates curbing machine to extrude concrete and asphalt curbing on parking lots: Reads specifications to determine location, width of base, and shape of curbing to be installed. Lays string between reference points and sprays paint along string to form curb-machine guide marks. Brushes cement and water mix onto pavement to provide bond between curbing and pavement. Selects and installs specified curb-forming die into machine, using handtools. Fills hopper of machine with asphalt or concrete mix, using shovel. Starts machine motor, engages clutch, and guides machine that extrudes curbing along guidelines. Smooths edges of curbing, using trowel, and cuts expansion joints in curbing at specified intervals, using edger. Maintains and repairs machine, using mechanics’ handtools. Drives curbing machine onto truck trailer and drives truck to transport machine to job site.

Should I be a Curb 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Black Top Machine Operator, Center-Line-Cutter Operator, Curing-Machine Operator, Joint Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Curb Machine Operator

    Most Curb Machine Operators 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:9oaaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2819%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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