Hydraulic Riveter

Operate hydraulic riveting machines to rivet steel plate sections together.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hydraulic Riveters do?

Operates hydraulic riveting machine to rivet steel plate sections together: Selects dies according to size of rivet and type of head to be formed and installs dies in machine, using wrench. Signals RIVETER HELPER to hoist plates into position, line up rivet holes with rivet die, insert hot rivets in holes, and hold metal bar or die against rivet head. Starts machine and adjusts valve to regulate pressure according to size of rivet. Moves lever to force piston and die against rivet shank to form head. May operate portable machine and be designated Riveter, Portable Machine.

Should I be a Hydraulic Riveter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Boiler Riveter, Bull Riveter, Hydraulic-Bull-Riveter Operator, Metal Riveter, Rivet Bucker, Rivet Catcher See More

    How to become a Hydraulic Riveter

    Hydraulic Riveters 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 Hydraulic Riveter-related education!
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