Twisting Machine Operator

Tend machines that twist metal bars and blades to specified shape.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Twisting Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that twists metal bars, squares, and blades to specified shape: Clamps end of workpiece into stationary holding fixture. Slides carriage, lowers table, or raises spindle to adjust to length of workpiece and clamps other end of workpiece into chuck or fixture of drive spindle. Starts machine to rotate drive spindle and stops machine after specified number of turns or sets limit switch to stop machine. May install special fixtures and chuck to twist together two or more pieces. Examines finished work for conformance to specifications. May clamp end of workpiece in vise, slide pipe over workpiece to prevent longitudinal warping, and twist workpiece, using pipe wrench or twisting fork.

Should I be a Twisting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Blasting Machine Operator, Overcasting-Machine Operator, Wire Twisting Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Twisting Machine Operator

    Twisting 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 Twisting Machine Operator-related education!
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