Gauge Operator

Operate machines to cut floor covering sheets into tiles.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Gauge Operators do?

Operates machine to cut floor covering sheets into tile: Installs specified cutting die, and adjusts feed stroke, air pressure, and suction pick-up on machine, using handtools. Starts machine and feeds floor covering sheets into machine. Removes tiles from machine and transfers tiles to stock area, using handtruck.


Should I be a Gauge Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Groover Operator, Guillotine Operator

    How to become a Gauge Operator

    Most Gauge Operators 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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