Tend flaring machines that assemble display stands.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rippers do?

Tends flaring machine that assembles display stands consisting of tube with disk attached to either end: Inserts end of tube through hole in disk, sets tube in jig on machine table, and starts machine. Depresses pedal to raise table and force upper end of tube against rotating flaring tool to hold disk on tube. May glue felt over outside faces of disks.

Should I be a Ripper?

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.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Wire Stripper

    How to become a Ripper

    Rippers 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 Ripper-related education!
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