Machine Grainer

Feed metals into machine that print lines resembling natural wood grain.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Grainers do?

Feeds metal or simulated wood panels, sheets, or strips into machine that prints lines resembling natural wood grain. Holds or moves irregularly shaped pieces against printing roller to impart grainlike appearance. Stacks grained pieces for further processing or assembly into articles, such as television cabinets, automobile dashboards, and office furniture.


Should I be a Machine Grainer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Grainer, Machine, Machine Tailer, Tape Machine Tailer

    How to become a Machine Grainer

    Most Machine Grainers 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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