Rolling Mill Operator Helper

Roll nonferrous metal ingots and bars into plates, sheets, rods, and coils.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rolling Mill Operator Helpers do?

Performs following duties in rolling nonferrous metal ingots and bars into plates, sheets, rods, and coils: Guides or turns metal rods or ingots on conveyors or tables to, from, and through rolls of rod rolling machines, using tongs or automatic handling devices. Feeds sheets or plates into carriage or table of rolling machines. Cuts jagged edges from sheet, using hand or machine shears and flattens leading edge of sheet with mallet or machine flattener. Tends equipment to return metal to entry side of mill for rerolling, to feed or off bear coils of metal, to hoist coil on machine spindle, pierce coil to raise end of coil and extend it into rollers of mill, and to remove rolled coil from machine. Clears cobbles, using pry bar, and adjusts guides, using handtools. Observes rolled metal for defects, such as tears and cracks. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be a Rolling Mill Operator Helper?

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

  • Also known as: Framing-Mill-Operator Helper

    How to Become a
    Rolling Mill Operator Helper

    Most Rolling Mill Operator Helpers 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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