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Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate, or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Monitor machine cycles and mill operation to detect jamming and to ensure that products conform to specifications.
    • Adjust and correct machine set-ups to reduce thicknesses, reshape products, and eliminate product defects.
    • Start operation of rolling and milling machines to flatten, temper, form, and reduce sheet metal sections and to produce steel strips.
    • Examine, inspect, and measure raw materials and finished products to verify conformance to specifications.
    • Read rolling orders, blueprints, and mill schedules to determine setup specifications, work sequences, product dimensions, and installation procedures.
    • Thread or feed sheets or rods through rolling mechanisms, or start and control mechanisms that automatically feed steel into rollers.
    • Manipulate controls and observe dial indicators to monitor, adjust, and regulate speeds of machine mechanisms.
    • Set distance points between rolls, guides, meters, and stops, according to specifications.
    • Calculate draft space and roll speed for each mill stand to plan rolling sequences and specified dimensions and tempers.
    • Install equipment such as guides, guards, gears, cooling equipment, and rolls, using hand tools.
    • Select rolls, dies, roll stands, and chucks from data charts to form specified contours and to fabricate products.
    • Position, align, and secure arbors, spindles, coils, mandrels, dies, and slitting knives.
    • Fill oil cups, adjust valves, and observe gauges to control flow of metal coolants and lubricants onto workpieces.
    • Signal and assist other workers to remove and position equipment, fill hoppers, and feed materials into machines.
    • Activate shears and grinders to trim workpieces.
    • Record mill production on schedule sheets.
    • Remove scratches and polish roll surfaces, using polishing stones and electric buffers.
    • Direct and train other workers to change rolls, operate mill equipment, remove coils and cobbles, and band and load material.
    • Disassemble sizing mills removed from rolling lines, and sort and store parts.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 46350/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 22.28/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 3,550
    • Yearly Projected Openings 250

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Independence
    • Self Control
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Thickness measuring devices
    • Strain gauges
    • Rolling press
    • Radius gauge
    • Height gauges

    Technology

    • Internet browser software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software

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