Steel Wool Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines that shave steel wires to form steel wool.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Steel Wool Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine that automatically shaves steel wires to form steel wool: Installs specified cutting tools in machine toolholder, using handtools. Turns controls to adjust speed and depth of cut according to cutting specifications. Starts machine and threads wire stock through automatic feed mechanism. Places cut ribbons of wire on machine rollers which carry them to catch basin. Ties broken ribbons. Replaces worn tools to maintain product quality. May operate steel wool balling, padding, and polyethylene extruding machines to produce soap-impregnated steel wool pads and polyethylene foam-backed, soap-impregnated steel wool pads.

Should I be a Steel Wool Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • How to Become a
    Steel Wool Machine Operator

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