Dusting and Brushing Machine Operator

Tend machines that dust uncured sponge rubber sheeting with talc powder.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dusting and Brushing Machine Operators do?

Tends machines that automatically dust uncured sponge rubber sheeting with talc powder to prevent rolled surfaces sticking together or remove excess powder from sheeting: Shovels powder into hopper to load machine for dusting. Mounts roll of sheeting in cradle and threads end between fleece rollers or brushing unit of machine to dust surface with talc or remove excess talc, and wind sheeting onto empty roll. Starts machine, observes feeding of material, and keeps hopper filled with talc, when dusting. Blows dust from operating parts of machine, using airhose.


Should I be a Dusting and Brushing Machine 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Brushing Machine Operator, Bushing-And-Broach Operator

    How to Become a
    Dusting and Brushing Machine Operator

    Dusting and Brushing Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Dusting and Brushing Machine Operator-related education!
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