Plate Slitter and Inspector

Tend machines that slit panels of storage-battery plates.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Plate Slitter and Inspectors do?

Tends machine that slits panels of storage-battery plates to specified widths, and inspects slit plates for defects in casting or pasting, such as cracked frames, broken lugs, holes, and incomplete or uneven pasting: Adjusts slot in feeding mechanism to thickness of plate, positions saw used to trim lugs on plate to specified length, and positions cutting rollers according to widths specified for plates. Starts conveyor and slitter. Examines plates and segregates defective plates. Cleans edges of lugs, using handtools and stacks plates on truck. Records date, type of plate, and inspector’s name on ticket and attaches ticket to load.

Should I be a Plate Slitter and Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to Become a
    Plate Slitter and Inspector

    Most Plate Slitter and Inspectors 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:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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