Debridging Machine Operator

Tend debridging machines that cut metal bridges.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Debridging Machine Operators do?

Tends debridging machine that cuts metal bridge from bottom length of cement-filled aluminum extrusions used in manufacturing windows and doors: Installs cutting blades in machine, using wrenches. Turns controls to set machine cutting speed, blade height, and feed roller position. Places extrusions on intake conveyor and guides extrusions into contact with feed roller for automatic cutting. Removes cut extrusion from off-feed conveyor, and examines exposed cement along cut to detect overlapping metal. Adjusts machine settings to remove metal according to company standards. Stacks extrusions on cart and places cardboard sections between layers.


Should I be a Debridging Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become a
    Debridging Machine Operator

    Most Debridging Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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