Multi-Operation Forming Machine Setter

Set up automatic multiple-operation machines to fabricate metal parts.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Multi-Operation Forming Machine Setters do?

Sets up automatic multiple-operation machines to perform any combination of bending, punching, roll forming, beading, cutting, flanging, shearing, seaming and welding, soldering, or clinching to fabricate metal parts, such as rims, molding, cans, tubing, and housing: Sets stops and guides. Installs and aligns forming and drive rolls, roller dies, punching, notching, and cutting dies and rams, shears, or saw blades. Installs electrodes and adjusts voltage to set up welding or soldering unit. Installs coil of tinplate for presses. Adjusts speed controls to synchronize action of rolls, cutoff, welding unit, drive rolls, conveyor, or transfer machine. Greases and oils machinery, using grease gun, oilcan and brush. Operates machines for test run to verify setup. Turns machine over to MULTI-OPERATION-FORMING-MACHINE OPERATOR II. May set up mechanized line of machines which operate in tandem. May repair malfunctioning machines. May be designated by function of machines as Production Mechanic, Tin Cans; Rim-Roller Setter; Tubing-Mill Setter.

Should I be a Multi-Operation Forming Machine Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to Become a
    Multi-Operation Forming Machine Setter

    Multi-Operation Forming Machine Setters 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 Multi-Operation Forming Machine Setter-related education!
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