Reaming Machine Tender

Tend machines that ream and chamfer brass and copper tubing and rods.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Reaming Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that reams and chamfers brass and copper tubing and rods to smooth inside edges of tubing and to remove burrs and sharp edges from ends of tubing and rods: Positions and fastens cutting tool in toolholder and installs funnel-shaped sleeve on machine through which tubing or rod is guided. Starts machine and inserts tubing or rod in sleeve to ream part way through tube or chamfer end of tube or rod. Reverses tube or rod to ream or chamfer opposite end. Changes cutting tool as required, using allen wrench. May pack tubing and rods into cartons.


Should I be a Reaming Machine Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Reaming Machine Tender

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