True coiled precision springs and test springs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Truers do?

Trues coiled precision springs and tests springs for conformance to specifications: Places set of springs over mandrel, places metal bar over springs, and pushes against bar to compress springs to specified length. Positions spring over template or between poles of electronic spring checker to detect variation from standard spring length. Places spring on flat surface, and measures squareness of end, using gauge. Inserts wedge between coils and taps wedge with mallet to even pitch between coils and adjust length of spring.

Should I be a Truer?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Truer

    Most Truers 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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