Swager Operator

Tend machines that shape tubular metal stocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Swager Operators do?

Tends machine that shapes tubular metal stock to form points or magazines for mechanical pencils: Positions precut stock into holding device of machine and flips switch to start machine that rotates stock. Flips another switch to move rotating holding device horizontally into set of forging dies to shape tube into points or magazines for mechanical pencils.


Should I be a Swager 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.

  • Also known as: Seamer Operator, Single Stayer Operator, Spinner Operator

    How to become a Swager Operator

    Swager 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 Swager Operator-related education!
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