Operate rolling machines to roll ingots into metal strips.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rollers do?

Operates rolling machine to roll ingots into metal strips for use in stamping out jewelry blanks: Positions ingot between pressure rollers. Turns handwheel and observes calibrated scale indicator to set distance between rollers. Moves lever to start machine, and readjusts pressure rollers as needed to reduce ingots to strips of specified thickness. Verifies thickness of strips, using micrometer. May anneal ingot to soften for further rolling.

Should I be a Roller?

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: Back Roller, Belly Roller, Belt Roller, Binder Roller, Candy Roller, Cigar Roller, Crop Roller, Cross Roller See More

    How to become a Roller

    Rollers 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 Roller-related education!
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