Guide Setter

Install and adjust rolls, passes, and guides on stands of rolling mills.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Guide Setters do?

Installs and adjusts rolls, passes, and guides on stands of rolling mill, according to job specifications, using handtools: Determines installation procedure from rolling specifications, product dimensions, and section of mill to be used for rolling product. Assembles roll stands, using hammers, wedges, wrenches, and pry bars. Installs and adjusts guides on stands to control passage of product through roll passes, using handtools. Disassembles previously installed roll stands on mill and installs and aligns new roll stands, using blocks and wedges. Sorts and stores rollers and guides from disassembled stands. Observes guides during rolling to determine if they are functioning according to specifications and adjusts guides to obtain specified performance. May assist other workers in disassembling and removing stands from rolling line. May sort and store rolls, guides, and guards removed from rolling line.

Should I be a Guide Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Guide Setter

    Most Guide Setters 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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