Tightening Machine Operator

Tend equipment that tighten loosely coiled fly-catcher tapes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tightening Machine Operators do?

Tends equipment that tightens loosely coiled fly-catcher tape enclosed in tubes: Pushes loaded tape into revolving tapered steel arbor, fastened to drill press spindle, that winds tape into tight circle. Places tubes on tray for capping by other workers.

Should I be a Tightening Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Tightening Machine Operator

    Tightening Machine 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 Tightening Machine Operator-related education!
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