Metal Sponge Making Machine Operator

Tend machines that make metal sponges.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Metal Sponge Making Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that makes metal sponges: Places spool of wire on spindle and threads end of wire around tension rollers and around winding spindle. Installs and threads additional spools of wire according to type of sponge to be made. Presses button to start machine that twists, curls, and winds wire around spindle to form sponge. Cuts wire when sponge has been formed. Removes sponge from spindle and pulls and pats sponge to specified shape. Packs sponges in cartons or bags.


Should I be a Metal Sponge Making Machine Operator?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Metal Sponge Making Machine Operator

    Metal Sponge Making Machine Operators 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 Metal Sponge Making Machine Operator-related education!
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