Pointing Machine Operator

Tend machines that round points on comb teeth.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pointing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that rounds points on comb teeth: Starts machine and observes combs being fed into machine for proper positioning, allowing shaping wheels to automatically point teeth.


Should I be a Pointing Machine Operator?

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: Drifting-Machine Operator, Pointer Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Pointing Machine Operator

    Pointing Machine Operators 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 Pointing Machine Operator-related education!
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