Strip Roller

Set up and operate rolling mills to reduce dimensions of cold strip metal.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Strip Rollers do?

Sets up and operates rolling mill to reduce dimensions of cold strip metal preparatory to processing metal into springs: Clamps roll of strip metal on reel stand and threads end of strip through series of machine guides and pressure rolls. Turns screws to adjust pressure of rollers or presses buttons to regulate reduction of strip to specified gauge. Starts machine, and moves lever to control rate of feed and tension of strip through mill. Stops machine and measures thickness of strip, using micrometer or by observing automatic gauge indicator. Resets roll pressure to reduce strip to specified thickness. May reshape and reduce steel wire.


Should I be a Strip Roller?

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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Bar Roller, Brass Roller, Cold Reduction Roller, Cold Roller, Cold Strip Feeder, Cold Strip Roller, Mangle Roller See More

    How to become a Strip Roller

    Most Strip Rollers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%2810%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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