Stem Processing Machine Operator

Tend bench machines that automatically fabricate pipestems.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stem Processing Machine Operators do?

Tends bench machine that automatically fabricates pipestems for corncob pipes: Examines wooden dowels for cracks and chips, and discards defective dowels. Positions dowel in holding device of stem processing machine. Presses button to start machine that automatically shapes dowel to form pipestem, bores airhole in stem, and taps ferrule onto stem. May dip end of pipestem in glue, tap stem into pipe bowl, and apply decal to pipe bowl [ASSEMBLER, CORNCOB PIPES].

Should I be a Stem Processing Machine Operator?

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.

  • How to Become a
    Stem Processing Machine Operator

    Stem Processing 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 Stem Processing Machine Operator-related education!
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