Electrode Cleaning Machine Operator

Tend electrode cleaning machines that scrape excess carbon from electrodes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Electrode Cleaning Machine Operators do?

Tends electrode cleaning machine that scrapes excess carbon from baked or graphitized electrodes: Pushes machine, mounted on rails, to area where electrodes are stacked horizontally on racks and aligns machine with guide bars extending from rack. Blocks wheels to prevent machine from rolling during cleaning process. Moves levers that lower stop bar on machine and allow electrode to roll from rack onto rollers of machine. Starts machine to rotate electrode on rollers and moves lever to lower abrasive belt onto electrode to scrape away excess carbon. Stops machine when scraping is complete and moves lever that raises abrasive belt and ejects cleaned electrode onto rack adjacent to machine. Inspects cleaned electrode to ensure that excess carbon is removed.


Should I be an Electrode Cleaning Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to Become an
    Electrode Cleaning Machine Operator

    Most Electrode Cleaning Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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