Wheel Truing Machine Tender

Tend truing machines which align spoke-wheels.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wheel Truing Machine Tenders do?

Tends truing machine which aligns spoke-wheels: Places loosely laced wheel onto rotating bed of machine. Presses buttons to lower ram which clamps wheel into position. Turns knob which rotates turntable to align spoke nipple screws on wheel with advanceable power screwdrivers. Presses button to bring screwdrivers into contact with screw and tighten them. Pushes lever to progressively rotate worktable to align screws with screwdrivers. Removes wheel from machine and mounts on mandrel; places point of dial indicator against rim. Spins wheel and reads dial to ascertain points of diameter and circumference imbalance. Turns spoke nipples with wrench where required to true-up wheel.

Should I be a Wheel Truing Machine Tender?

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.

  • Also known as: Blacking-Wheel Tender

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    Wheel Truing Machine Tender

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