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Barbed Wire Machine Operator

Operate machines that twist sharp barbs for barbed-wire fencing materials.

What does a Barbed Wire Machine Operator do?

Operates machine that automatically twists sharp barbs between strands of wire to form barbed-wire fencing materials: Mounts reels of smooth wire on feedrack of machine, using hoist. Butt-welds end of feed wire to wire in machines, and to repair breaks in wire. Starts machine and observes counter on machine to verify required length of barbed wire on roll. Stops machine and removes pin to drop roll of barbed wire to floor. Cuts wire with cutter. Attaches name tag to roll and places it on pallet. Adjusts machine.