Roll Builder

Build up plies of natural and synthetic rubber on metal cores.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Roll Builders do?

Builds up plies of natural and synthetic rubber on metal cores for use on commercial and industrial machines: Positions metal core in building machine by hand or by use of hoist, and applies rubber cement with brush. Pulls ply of rubber from roll in rack onto worktable. Washes rubber plies with solvent and starts machine to revolve core. Wraps specified number of plies around core and splices ends. Starts automatic machine rollers or uses hand roller to compress rubber plies and remove wrinkles and trapped air. Measures thickness of roll, using calipers. Cuts roll to length with knife. Cements and applies finish rubber strips to each end. Wraps finished roll with strips of cloth preparatory to curing.

Should I be a Roll Builder?

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

  • Also known as: Cell Builder, Fuel Cell Builder, Roll Bucker, Roll Molder

    How to become a Roll Builder

    Roll Builders 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 Roll Builder-related education!
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