Spring Manufacturing Set-Up Technician

Set up and operate machines to fabricate special-alloy spring wires.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Spring Manufacturing Set-Up Technicians do?

Sets up and operates variety of metalworking machines to fabricate special-alloy spring wire for watches: Prepares and melts charge of molten metal in vessel to change form of metal. Sets up equipment and casts, rolls, draws, heattreats, and performs allied metalworking operations, using equipment, such as forging hammer, rolling mill, butt welder, strip-grinding machine, and heat-treating furnace. Diagnoses and corrects malfunctioning of equipment and machinery and makes replacement parts, using machinist’s tools and equipment. Works to close metallurgical and dimensional tolerances.

Should I be a Spring Manufacturing Set-Up Technician?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Cell Technician, Injection Molding Technician, Machine Technician

    How to Become a
    Spring Manufacturing Set-Up Technician

    Most Spring Manufacturing Set-Up Technicians 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:a9scaa&chl=|no+college+%2875%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,75
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