Lagging Machine Operator

Tend machines that fasten wooden slats to open reels of lead-covered cable.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lagging Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that fastens wooden slats to open reels of lead-covered cable: Fills hopper of machine with lagging and positions reels of steel band on spindles. Mounts cable reel on axle and starts machine that distributes lagging around edge of cable reel and binds lagging with steel banding.

Should I be a Lagging Machine 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: Lasting-Machine Operator, Bed

    How to become a Lagging Machine Operator

    Lagging Machine Operators 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 Lagging Machine Operator-related education!
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