Duplicator Punch Operator

Set up and operate duplicator punch machines.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Duplicator Punch Operators do?

Sets up and operates duplicator punch which follows tracer track on template and punches, blanks, and notches metal plates, sheets, and structural shapes: Positions and clamps track template onto template table of machine. Inserts, aligns, and locks specified punches and dies in ram and bed of machine, using hammer, shims, feelers, micrometers, and setscrews. Places workpiece on carriage of machine manually or by using jib or crane. Aligns workpiece to scale on machine and clamps it to carriage. Sets end and side stops to position successive pieces. Positions tracer arm onto track templates and turns handwheels to move carriage along track to punching stations. Pulls lever to activate punch. Positions punch or die over layout marks on jobs for which no template has been made. Inspects work to verify location of holes, using scale, compass, and plug gauges.

Should I be a Duplicator Punch 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Duplicator Punch Set Up Operator, Vertical Punch Operator

    How to Become a
    Duplicator Punch Operator

    Most Duplicator Punch 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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