Fixing Machine Operator

Tend machines that insert feathers in cork bases of badminton shuttlecocks.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fixing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that inserts feathers in cork bases of badminton shuttlecocks: Positions cork base of shuttlecock in chuck of machine. Places feathers in punching tool of machine. Depresses pedal to press feathers into predrilled holes of cork base. Repeats operation until all holes in cork are filled with feathers. Packs assembled shuttlecocks in cardboard tubes.


Should I be a Fixing 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Flanging Operator, Flaring Machine Operator

    How to become a Fixing Machine Operator

    Fixing 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 Fixing Machine Operator-related education!
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