Trimming Machine Set-Up Operator

Set up and operate machines to cut and shape bottom of smoking pipe bowls.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Trimming Machine Set-Up Operators do?

Sets up and operates machines to cut and shape bottom of smoking pipe bowls: Sharpens trimming machine knives, using grinding wheel. Inserts and secures knives in cutterhead of trimming machine, using wrench. Positions and secures clamp and carriage stops in specified location, using wrench and tape measure. Places pipe bowl blank on clamp and moves lever to secure blank in place. Pushes machine carriage forward and rotates carriage handle to move and revolve bowl blank against rotating knives to cut and shape all surfaces of pipe bowl bottom. Moves lever to release pipe bowl blank from machine clamp.

Should I be a Trimming Machine Set-Up Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become a
    Trimming Machine Set-Up Operator

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