Forming-Roll Operator I

Set up and operate rolling machines to form contours in metal cylinders.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Forming-Roll Operator Is do?

Sets up and operates rolling machine to straighten, knurl, or form contours in surfaces of metal cylinders and rings as specified by blueprints, templates, and work orders: Selects male and female rolling dies or rolling dies and forming chuck from data charts to form specified contour. Positions, aligns, and bolts dies or die and forming chuck onto parallel spindles of machine. Positions workpiece over inner dies or forming chuck. Positions and clamps end guides or clamps workpiece to forming chuck. Starts machine to activate inner drive roll or chuck. Moves lever to press outer roll on workpiece to shape workpiece to specified contour. Verifies contour, using rule or template. May operate machine equipped with vertical table to tilt and force workpiece at angle to plane of opposing rolls to expand outer edge or form flanges to specified shape. May operate machine equipped with multiple sets of opposing rolls which expand and shrink diameter of workpiece to form contours. May move lever to position slitting knife to trim edge of workpiece. May be designated according to type of rolling machine operated as Beading-Machine Operator I; Forming-Roll Operator, Heavy Duty.

Should I be a Forming-Roll Operator I?

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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Forming Roll Operator, Forming-Roll Operator, Heavy Duty, Roll Former

    How to become a Forming-Roll Operator I

    Most Forming-Roll Operator Is 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%2810%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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