Multi Operation Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines that automatically perform multi-operations.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$22,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Multi Operation Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine that automatically performs multioperations, such as roll-threading, heading, slotting, slitting, or shearing to form chain or produce fasteners, such as bolts and rivets, from hot or cold metal rod or wire: Selects, installs, and aligns dies, rolls, cutting tools, guides, and stops to set up machine, using handtools and measuring instruments. Sets controls to synchronize machine actions for various operations on workpiece in specified sequence. Positions coil of metal wire or rod on feed spindle and threads it through straightening rolls into feed mechanism; or inserts end of heated rod into feed mechanism. Starts machine to produce sample product and measures for conformance with specifications, using measuring instruments. Adjusts settings of dies on controls, as required, to obtain product meeting specifications and quality standards. Starts machine to begin production and observes machine operations for evidence of malfunction and products for defects. May be designated according to type of product produced, as Bolt-Machine Operator; Chain-Forming-Machine Operator; Rivet Maker. May be known according to whether metal is heated or cold forged, as Cold-Header Operator; Hot-Header Operator.


Should I be a Multi Operation 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to Become a
    Multi Operation Machine Operator

    Most Multi Operation Machine Operators 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:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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