Machine Plate Stacker

Set up and operate machines to stack separators and plates into groups.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Plate Stackers do?

Sets up and operates machine to stack separators and positive and negative plates into groups to form storage battery elements: Loads positive and negative plates in magazines of machine. Positions separators in magazine with ribbed side toward positive plate to facilitate passage of sediment. Moves lever to set electric solenoid counter for number of plates specified for group. Turns screws to adjust opening in feeding mechanism, according to plate sizes, using handtools. Starts machine to stack specified number of plates and separators alternately to form group. Clears plate and separator jams and adjusts machine to correct malfunction, using handtools. Places groups on conveyor leading to burning stand. Removes oxide dust from machine, using vacuum cleaner.

Should I be a Machine Plate Stacker?

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: Plate Grouper, Machine, Plate Stacker, Plate Stacker, Machine

    How to become a Machine Plate Stacker

    Machine Plate Stackers 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 Plate Stacker-related education!
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