Riveting Machine Operator

Tend machines that rivet metal furniture parts together.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Riveting Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that rivets metal furniture parts together: Aligns predrilled holes in parts and inserts rivets into holes. Positions and holds parts on die in machine bed. Depresses pedal or pulls lever to lower ram and die hammer that flattens shank, expanding shank and joining parts. May rivet together slide and cross bars to form cradles for holding file drawers in cabinets and be designated Cradle-Slide Maker.

Should I be a Riveting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Hoop-Riveting Machine Operator, Machine Riveter, Metal Riveting Machine Operator, Metal Rivet Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Riveting Machine Operator

    Riveting Machine Operators 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 Riveting Machine Operator-related education!
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