Portable Pinch Riveter

Operate pinch riveting machines to rivet together plates and castings.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Portable Pinch Riveters do?

Operates pinch riveting machine to rivet together plates, castings, and structures, such as bars, beams, and rounds: Pulls and clamps pulley rope to position pinch riveter, suspended from monorail, at work level. Installs specified dies in bed and ram of rivet press, and turns bolt to set specified gap between dies, using wrench. Slides press along monorail to position dies over rivets. Starts press to lower ram that spreads and shapes rivet shank.


Should I be a Portable Pinch Riveter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Riveter, Portable Machine, Riveter, Portable Pinch, Rivet Passer, Rivet Spinner

    How to become a Portable Pinch Riveter

    Portable Pinch Riveters 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 Portable Pinch Riveter-related education!
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