Operate manipulators and entry guide mechanisms.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Manipulators do?

Operates manipulator and entry guide mechanism from pulpit of rolling mill to position ingots or blooms for entry into rolls of mill: Moves levers to transfer ingot from entrance table onto entrance conveyor, and to align side guards that guide ingot into rolls. Pushes controls that cause fingers of manipulator to turn ingot after each pass. Assists rolling mill crew in roll changes and repairs, using handtools.

Should I be a Manipulator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Manipulator

    Most Manipulators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%2810%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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