Extrusion Bender

Cut and bend aluminum extrusions.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Extrusion Benders do?

Cuts and bends aluminum extrusions into specified shapes for use as trim, fasteners, and bumper guards on fiberglass boats, using handtools and portable power tools: Obtains precut extrusions from stock, or cuts extrusions to specified length, using hacksaw. Places blocks in jig and bends extrusions to shape around blocks. Clamps extrusions in position in jig and drills holes through extrusions, using power drill. Bolts extrusions together, using wrench. Releases clamps and removes extrusions from jigs. Tapes inner surface of extrusions to form watertight seal. Bends aluminum trim in jigs, and attaches trim to exposed edges of parts, such as plastic panels and seats. Forces trim into position, using rubber mallet. Crimps edges of trim to fasten trim in position, using crimping tool.

Should I be an Extrusion Bender?

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

  • How to become an Extrusion Bender

    Extrusion Benders 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 Extrusion Bender-related education!
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