Ornamental Machine Operator

Operate machines to form ornamental putty designs for picture frames.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ornamental Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to form and attach ornamental putty designs to picture frame moldings: Measures out, heats, and mixes rosin, linseed oil, glue, and water to make putty. Installs specified die roller in machine and adjusts die, guides, and scrapers, using handtools. Pours putty into feed hopper and starts machine. Places molding on feed roller and observes feeding, shaping, and attaching of putty to molding.

Should I be an Ornamental 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become an
    Ornamental Machine Operator

    Most Ornamental 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:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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