Hydraulic Operator

Tend hydraulic corrugating machines that corrugate metal tubes.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hydraulic Operators do?

Tends hydraulic corrugating machine that corrugates metal tubes used in making bellows: Moves controls of machine to expand corrugating plates and position spacers between plates. Places tube in opening of plates. Pulls levers to close cradle, remove spacers, and pump water into tube forcing tube walls to conform to shape of corrugated plates.


Should I be a Hydraulic Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Hydraulic-Corrugating-Machine Operator

    How to become a Hydraulic Operator

    Most Hydraulic 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:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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