Grooving-Machine Operator

Tend machines that cut internal threads.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Grooving-Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that cuts internal threads in pen or mechanical pencil barrels: Positions and aligns pen or pencil barrel in holding device of machine. Inserts threading tap into spindle of machine and turns lever to secure tap. Presses switch to start machine. Moves lever or depresses pedal that advances pen or pencil barrel onto rotating tap that cuts internal threads in barrel.


Should I be a Grooving-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • 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: Grooving Machine Operator, Weaving-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Grooving-Machine Operator

    Grooving-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 Grooving-Machine Operator-related education!
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