Disc-Pad Knockout Worker

Remove cured asbestos disk brake pads from metal die plates.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Disc-Pad Knockout Workers do?

Removes cured asbestos disk brake pads from metal die plates, using knockout device: Positions die plate on roller-type conveyor, removes lid from plate, and scrapes asbestos residue from lid, using putty knife. Pushes plate onto revolving tray and pulls lever to flip plate over to facilitate knockout of disk pads. Presses button to activate knockout device that forces metal rods into wells of die plate to punch pads from plate. Pushes empty plate along conveyor for subsequent re-use in heat-treating process.


Should I be a Disc-Pad Knockout Worker?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Sprue Knocker

    How to become a Disc-Pad Knockout Worker

    Most Disc-Pad Knockout Workers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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