Reinforcing Steel Machine Operator

Drive and operate machines that lay, space, and tie steel rods.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Reinforcing Steel Machine Operators do?

Drives and operates machine that lays, spaces, and automatically ties steel rods used to reinforce concrete highway paving: Starts machine, engages clutch, and shifts gears to control machine’s movement along concrete forms. Observes function of machine to detect irregular spacing of rods and missed ties. Notifies supervisor of equipment malfunction. Maintains equipment according to specifications.


Should I be a Reinforcing Steel Machine Operator?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Reinforcing Steel Machine Operator

    Most Reinforcing Steel Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9oaaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2819%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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