Typing Element Machine Operator

Set up, control, and monitor machines to fabricate typing elements.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Typing Element Machine Operators do?

Sets up, controls, and monitors machine that automatically assembles component parts, such as caps, shims, levers, and springs, to fabricate typing elements used in electric typewriters: Reads work order and engineering specifications to determine components needed for assembly. Loads parts into hoppers of automatic feed mechanism of machine. Flips switches on control panel to start machine. Observes panel lights and machine operation to detect malfunctions and ensure prescribed sequence of operation. Fills grease containers on machine and maintains supply of parts in feed mechanism. Inspects assembled typing element to detect defects, such as mislocated springs, chipped characters, and insufficient grease. Adjusts and calibrates machine to adapt machine to processing requirements, following specified procedures and using handtools.

Should I be a Typing Element Machine Operator?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Typing Element Machine Operator

    Typing Element 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 Typing Element Machine Operator-related education!
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