Rod and Tube Straightener

Straighten seasoned thermoplastics rods or tubes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rod and Tube Straighteners do?

Straightens seasoned thermoplastics rods or tubes by immersing them in hot water and rolling them across flat surface: Turns valve to fill soaking tank with hot water and places rods or tubes into tank to soften them. Removes softened rods or tubes from tank and rolls them across flat table surface to straighten them. Sprays straightened stock with cold water and lays stock on racks. Records number of tubes or rods straightened.


Should I be a Rod and Tube Straightener?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Tube-and-Rod Straightener

    How to Become a
    Rod and Tube Straightener

    Most Rod and Tube Straighteners 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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