Roller Machine Operator

Tend machines that glaze surface or accentuate natural grain of leather.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Roller Machine Operators do?

Tends roller machine that smooths or glazes surface or accentuates natural grain of leather: Positions leather on bed of machine and depresses pedal to lower roller onto leather. Starts machine to move roller over leather. Shifts position of leather under roller to impart specified finish to entire surface. Pulls finished leather from machine table and stacks leather on cart. May be designated according to section of hide rolled as Back Roller; Belly Roller; Crop Roller; according to condition of leather rolled as Dry Roller; Retanned-Leather Roller; Wet Roller; or according to type of machine tended as Glazing-Machine Operator; Graining-Machine Operator.

Should I be a Roller Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Roll Plugger Machine Operator

    How to become a Roller Machine Operator

    Roller 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 Roller Machine Operator-related education!
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