Dowel Inserting Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to shape dowel-rods from squared stock.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dowel Inserting Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine to shape dowel-rod from squared stock: Selects and installs cutting head, and adjusts knives, guides, and feed rolls, according to size and finish of dowel-rod to be cut. Verifies distances of settings and size of stock, using calipers and micrometers. Starts machine and inserts stock between feed rolls that force stock through cutting head. May install cutting heads that cut spirals or longitudinal grooves while rounding stock. May specialize in rounding stock for tool handles and be designated Handle-Rounder Operator.

Should I be a Dowel Inserting Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Dowel Machine Operator, Dowel Maker

    How to Become a
    Dowel Inserting Machine Operator

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