Strip Metal Punch and Straightener Operator

Tend machines that straighten coiled strip metal.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Strip Metal Punch and Straightener Operators do?

Tends machine that straightens coiled strip metal, cuts it into strips of specified length, and punches holes in strips: Hangs coiled metal on spindle between guides of machine. Inserts end of metal between feed rolls of machine. Starts machine that feeds strip through straightening rolls under punching and trimming dies that cut strip to specified length and punch holes in it.


Should I be a Strip Metal Punch and Straightener 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become a
    Strip Metal Punch and Straightener Operator

    Most Strip Metal Punch and Straightener Operators 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:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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