Shear Operator Helper

Assist side shear crews to move, position, and hold steel plates.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shear Operator Helpers do?

Assists side shear crew to move, position, and hold hot-rolled steel plate for shearing operations, using push bar and plate wrench: Pushes steel plate over caster bed equipped with goose neck rollers to align plate under knife blade, using long handle push bar. Positions and holds steel plate on shear block to prevent movement during shearing operation, using plate wrench. Assists crew in charging shear knife blade, using handtools. May lubricate knife blade and shear table, using oilcan.

Should I be a Shear Operator Helper?

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

  • Also known as: Heater Operator Helper, Helper, Shear Operator, Open Hearth Helper, Rotary Shear Worker Helper, Shearer Helper See More

    How to become a Shear Operator Helper

    Most Shear 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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