Scroll Machine Operator

Tend machines that form metal stock into coils or ornamental scrolls.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Scroll Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that forms metal stock, such as bars, rods, squares, tubing, and wire, into coils or ornamental scrolls: Positions and clamps specified scroll into bed of machine. Threads workpiece through drag roll and clamps roll to center of die. Starts machine that turns die to draw workpiece along contour of die as vertical rod pushes workpiece into center of die, forming scroll or coil. May tend power shear or cutoff saw to cut stock to specified length. May insert leather strip along edge of die to protect finish of workpiece. May bend workpieces along edge of die manually.

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

  • How to become a Scroll Machine Operator

    Scroll 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 Scroll Machine Operator-related education!
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