Table Operator

Operate traveling and stationary tables.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Table Operators do?

Operates traveling and stationary tables to feed heated or cold steel or nonferrous blooms, billets, and slabs to rolls for successive passes through roll stands: Moves levers to position tilting and trailing tables in front or rear of roll stand and align steel with roll guides preparatory to feeding steel into rolls. Starts table rollers that feed steel into rolls for specified number of passes. Aids other workers in making roll changes and adjusting equipment. May be designated according to type of table operated as Approach-Table Operator; Delivery-Table Operator; Tilting-Table Operator; Transfer-Table Operator.

Should I be a Table Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Approach-Table Operator, Delivery Table Operator, Entry Table Operator, Roll Table Operator, Table Lever Operator See More

    How to become a Table Operator

    Most Table Operators 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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