Protector Plate Attacher

Tend machines that attach protective metal strike-plates to folding rule.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Protector Plate Attachers do?

Tends machine that attaches protective metal strike-plates to wooden segments of assembled folding rule: Mounts reels of metal strip on machine spindles and threads strip ends through feed mechanism. Holds unfolded rule against guides and starts machine that cuts off, forms, and fastens pronged protector-plate to each segment of rule. Removes spilled and jammed plates from mechanisms, using screwdriver.

Should I be a Protector Plate Attacher?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Strike-Plate Attacher

    How to become a Protector Plate Attacher

    Protector Plate Attachers 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 Protector Plate Attacher-related education!
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