Testing Machine Operator

Tend machines that test hard felt sheets for uniformity of thickness.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Testing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that tests hard felt sheets for uniformity of thickness: Turns setscrews to set recorder dials and feed rollers for specific thickness of felt. Starts machine and guides felt between feed rollers. Observes recording dials to ascertain that felt thickness registers within allowable limits and rejects sheets not meeting specifications. Labels piles of accepted and rejected sheets. May reduce thickness of sheets, using drum-type sanding machine.

Should I be a Testing Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Dielectric Testing Machine Operator, Focusing Machine Operator, Gauging-Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Testing Machine Operator

    Most Testing Machine 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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