Extrusion-Press Operator II

Tend machines that coat wires with flux and mark and cut wires.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Extrusion-Press Operator IIs do?

Tends machine that coats wire with flux and marks and cuts wire into specified lengths to produce welding electrodes: Starts machine and observes as cores are automatically conveyed through wire feeder, coating nozzle in extrusion head, and past abrasive brushes, cutters, and marking wheels. Examines welding rods for cracks, voids, scores, or scuffs. Presses buttons to alter pressure of ram in feeding cylinder or speed of wire feeder to correct defects in formation of rods. May measure welding rods with fixed gauge and turn screws to adjust coating nozzle to obtain specified diameter and concentricity of rod. May adjust abrasive brushes that remove flux from ends and center of coated rod at cutting point. May adjust controls to maintain specified temperature when extruding carbon rods.

Should I be an Extrusion-Press Operator II?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to Become an
    Extrusion-Press Operator II

    Most Extrusion-Press Operator IIs 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:9waaaa&chl=no+college+%2873%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,73,73
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