Tend machines that join flexible upright arms of desk lamps to metal bases.
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Quick Stats

Very Good

Salary Range
$19,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Riveters do?

Tends machine that joins flexible upright arms of desk lamps to metal bases: Clamps flexible arm in vise of machine and positions hole in lamp base over flexible arm. Depresses pedal, causing hammer of machine to repeatedly strike flexible arm to flatten and expand arm, securing arm to lamp base.

Should I be a Riveter?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Form Setter, Metal-Road Forms, Painter, Rough, Rail Layer, Rail Setter, Receiver Setter, Riprap Man, Rivet Flunky See More

    How to become a Riveter

    Riveters often have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9rawaa&chl=no+college+%2861%25%29|certificate+%2817%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2822%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,61,61
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