Rod Tape Operator

Tend rod tape machines that separate and tape ceramic coated aluminum rods.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rod Tape Operators do?

Tends rod tape machine that separates and tapes ceramic coated aluminum rods and winds tape containing rods onto reels for subsequent processing: Places rods onto feed tray of taping machine that aligns rods in parallel configuration, applies tape to secure rods in place, and winds taped rods onto reel. Monitors operation of machine to detect malfunctions. Replaces empty tape rolls and removes full reels of taped rods from machine. May perform duties as described under SCREENER OPERATOR 599.685-082 to separate defective slugs.

Should I be a Rod Tape 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Tank Operator

    How to become a Rod Tape Operator

    Rod Tape 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 Rod Tape Operator-related education!
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