Tumbler Machine Operator

Tend tumbler machines to break off flashes from molded rubber products.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tumbler Machine Operators do?

Tends tumbler machine to break off flash from molded rubber products: Loads tumbler with rubber products and sets controls to regulate flow of liquid nitrogen to machine and tumbling time. Starts machine that freezes product to make it brittle and tumbles product to break off flash. Empties contents of tumbler on screening device to separate flash from rubber products.


Should I be a Tumbler 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 Tumbler Machine Operator

    Tumbler 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 Tumbler Machine Operator-related education!
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