Measuring Machine Operator

Tend machines that measure square footages of finished leathers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Measuring Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that measures square footage of finished leather: Sets automatic counter at zero. Starts machine and feeds leather between rollers that carry it under measuring wheels connected to dial. Reads dial and chalks number of square feet onto surface of leather. May tie leather pieces into bundles for shipment.


Should I be a Measuring Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Hide-Measuring-Machine Operator

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    Measuring Machine Operator

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