Riveter Helper

Assist in riveting structural parts or assemblies together.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Riveter Helpers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to assist in riveting structural parts or assemblies together: Lifts structural parts into position for riveting, using hoist. Aligns rivet holes, using clamps, duft pins, and hammer. Bolts parts together to temporarily secure structure for riveting, using impact wrench. Pushes riveting machine along monorail to position machine over rivet. Reams misaligned rivet holes, using portable drill and hand reamer. Positions rivets in rivet holes or catches hot rivets thrown by RIVET HEATER, using bucket, and inserts rivets into holes, using tongs. Presses metal bucking bar or die against rivet head to maintain position of rivet in hole. Heats bucking bar, using gas torch, and shapes bar according to specifications, using handtools. Removes temporary fitting bolts and unsatisfactory rivets, using cutting torch and handtools. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Riveter Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Kettle-Room Helper, Roller Helper, Rougher Helper

    How to become a Riveter Helper

    Most Riveter Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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