Hand Driller

Drill rivet or bolt holes in materials.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Drillers do?

Drills rivet or bolt holes in material, such as metal, wood, or plastic, following layout marks and using portable power drill: Punches indentations along layout marks to guide drill bit, using center punch and hammer. Fastens specified drill bit in chuck of drill. Drills holes, replaces drill bit with specified reamer, tap, or countersink, and enlarges, threads, or countersinks holes. Sharpens cutting tools, using power grinder. May align offcenter holes in structural members, using drift pins, and bolt members together, using wrench.

Should I be a Hand Driller?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Driller, Hand, Drop-Press Hand

    How to become a Hand Driller

    Hand Drillers 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 Hand Driller-related education!
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