Tapper Operator

Set up and operate tapping machines to cut internal threads in nut blanks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tapper Operators do?

Sets up and operates one or more automatic tapping machines to cut internal threads in nut blanks: Installs specified tap in spindle, using wrench and rule. Fills feed hopper with nut blanks and starts machine. Measures threaded nuts with gauge and changes worn taps to maintain specified tolerances. May set up machines for other workers to operate.

Should I be a Tapper Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Reamer Operator, Setup / Operator, Threader Operator, Valve Seater Operator

    How to become a Tapper Operator

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