Ham Rolling Machine Operator

Tend machines that wind bindings around boned hams.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Ham Rolling Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that winds binding around boned hams: Threads binding string through winding shaft and starts machine. Impales boned ham on spiked pilot. Pushes lever to engage winding shaft with pilot and steps on treadle to wind string spirally around ham. Holds ham between hands during winding to maintain its round shape. Stops machine, cuts and ties string, and removes bound ham.


Should I be a Ham Rolling Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to Become a
    Ham Rolling Machine Operator

    Most Ham Rolling Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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