Fence Making Machine Operator

Operate machines that form wire mesh fencings.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fence Making Machine Operators do?

Operates machine that forms wire mesh fencing: Places rolls of wire onto spools and joins wire ends, using acetylene torch. Selects mesh die, according to wire size. Bolts die on weaving spindle of machine and draws wire through die to specified height, according to work ticket specifications. Turns setscrew to adjust automatic wirecutter, using wrench. Pushes buttons on control panel to start oil pump, machine motor, and automatic shutoff device. Pulls lever to start machine. Observes machine counter and removes rolls of fencing following length specifications on work ticket. Records number of fabricated rolls on work card. May move rolls to galvanizing department, using handtruck. May use electric butt welder to join wire ends.


Should I be a Fence Making Machine Operator?

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.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Collet Making Machine Operator, Fence Machine Operator

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