Tube Drawer

Tend tube drawing machines that shape and form metal tubing.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tube Drawers do?

Tends tube drawing machine that shapes and forms metal tubing of specified internal and external diameters: Positions and fastens specified drawing die in diehead and plug die on plug rod, using handtools. Centers plug die in opening of drawing die. Loads tube over plug rod manually, or activates automatic loading mechanism. Places tapered end of tube in contact with dies of machine that automatically pulls tube through dies. Examines finished tubing for defects, such as scratches, pits, and cracks, and measures cross-sectional dimensions with fixed gauges and micrometers to verify conformance to specifications. May taper end of tubing [LATHE TENDER 604.685-026]. May operate controls to start machine carriage that grips and pulls tubing through die. May be required to have experience with particular metal, or type and trade name of machine.

Should I be a Tube Drawer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Seamless Tube Drawer

    How to become a Tube Drawer

    Most Tube Drawers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9waaaa&chl=no+college+%2873%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,73,73
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