Tip Finisher

Tend machines that bevel, burnish, and perforate edge of toe tip.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tip Finishers do?

Tends multiarmed machine that bevels, burnishes, and perforates edge of toe tip to trim, finish, and decorate edge: Selects perforating punch according to work ticket and locks punch in perforating mechanism. Turns setscrew to adjust angle of beveling blade. Turns dial to regulate temperature of burnishing iron. Positions toe tip on end of rotating machine arm. Depresses pedal to rotate arm that moves tip past beveling blade, perforating mechanism, and automatic unloader. Reloads arms that have completed cycle.

Should I be a Tip Finisher?

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: Tire Finisher

    How to become a Tip Finisher

    Tip Finishers 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 Tip Finisher-related education!
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