Nail-Making Machine Tender

Tend machines that automatically cut and shape wires to make nails.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Nail-Making Machine Tenders do?

Tends machines that automatically cut and shape wire to make nails of specified size: Mounts coil of wire on rod, and threads wire through straightening rollers and feeding mechanism into slots of die plates. Tightens roller bolts to regulate feed of wire, using wrench. Starts machine. Inspects nails for such flaws as chips and distortions. Measures sample nail, using split gauge or micrometer, and notifies NAIL-MAKING-MACHINE SETTER of deviations from specifications. Records production data. May tend machines that automatically cut coiled wire and attach tackheads to form tacks of specified size. May tend machine that bends and cuts wire to form spokes for tricycle wheels and be designated Spoke Maker.

Should I be a Nail-Making Machine Tender?

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

  • Also known as: Bead Blasting Machine Tender, Slide-Forming-Machine Tender

    How to Become a
    Nail-Making Machine Tender

    Nail-Making Machine Tenders 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 Nail-Making Machine Tender-related education!
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