Eyelet Machine Operator

Tend machines that crimp eyelets, grommets, snaps, or buttons.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Eyelet Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that crimps eyelets, grommets, snaps, buttons, or similar fasteners to material, such as cloth, canvas, paper, plastic, leather, or rubber to reinforce holes, attach fasteners, or to attach parts, by any of following methods: Pours metal fasteners into hopper of machine. Positions material under machine head according to marking on machine bed or material. Depresses pedal to start machine that feeds fastener from fastener holder, lowers ram to force fastener through material and to crimp fastener edges into material, and material into position for succeeding fasteners. Lays fastener in holder of machine. Positions material over fastener according to marks on material or prepunched holes in material. Depresses pedal to lower machine ram which forces edges of fastener into material. Inserts bottom section of two piece fastener in slot in bed of machine and top section into hole in material. Depresses pedal to lower ram and rivet both sections together. May locate and mark positions of fastener on material. May tend machine that also punches holes for fasteners. May be designated according to type of fastener used as Blind Eyeletter; Blind Hooker; according to part attached as Buckle-Attaching-Machine Operator; Hook-and-Eye Attacher, Machine; or according to part made as Chin-Strap Maker; Sweatband Maker. May be designated: Button-Attaching-Machine Operator; Cap-And-Stud-Machine Operator; Fastener Attacher; Gripper Attacher; Snap Attacher; Snap-Fastener-Machine Operator.


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

  • How to become an Eyelet Machine Operator

    Eyelet 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 Eyelet Machine Operator-related education!
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