Machine Hoop Maker

Operate machines to make barrel hoops from strap steels.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Hoop Makers do?

Operates machines to make barrel hoops from strap steel: Installs and adjusts rollers, punches, and shear plates in hoop-punch-and-coiler machines, using wrenches. Places roll of strap steel on spindle, inserts end in feed rollers and starts machine. Removes punched and coiled hoops. Aligns holes in ends of coiled hoops on shank of rivets in guide slots of riveting machine. Slides hoop with protruding rivets under reciprocating hammer that flattens rivet shanks. Places hoop over mandrel of hoop-flaring machine and moves leg control to expand jaws that flare hoop to conform to shape of barrel. May be designated according to machine operated as Hoop-Flaring-Machine Operator; Hoop-Punch-And-Coiler Operator; Hoop-Riveting Machine Operator.

Should I be a Machine Hoop Maker?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Hoop Maker, Machine, Machine Hamper Maker, Machine Shop Worker

    How to become a Machine Hoop Maker

    Machine Hoop Makers 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 Machine Hoop Maker-related education!
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