Nozzle and Sleeve Worker

Remove, replace, and adjust nozzles and cylinders of die-casting machines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Nozzle and Sleeve Workers do?

Removes, replaces, and adjusts nozzles and cylinders of diecasting machines: Disconnects and removes gooseneck from gooseneck machine, using wrenches, chain falls, and hoist. Knocks nozzle loose with bar and hammer. Drives replacement nozzle into gooseneck. Reinstalls gooseneck in metal pot, aligning nozzle with gate according to scale measurements. Removes plunger from sleeve of cold-shot machine, using wrenches, and pushes defective sleeve from machine. Installs new sleeve by inserting holding pin, making screw adjustments, and taking scale measurements. Periodically inspects nozzle and sleeve adjustments along machine line. Assists other workers in adjusting, installing, and removing diecasting machine nozzles and cylinders. Keeps records of sleeve and nozzle adjustments and replacements. May replace movable gooseneck setup with new parts.


Should I be a Nozzle and Sleeve Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to become a Nozzle and Sleeve Worker

    Most Nozzle and Sleeve Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9facaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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