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Fence Making Machine Operator

Operate machines that form wire mesh fencings.

What does a Fence Making Machine Operator do?

Operates machine that forms wire mesh fencing: Places rolls of wire onto spools and joins wire ends, using acetylene torch. Selects mesh die, according to wire size. Bolts die on weaving spindle of machine and draws wire through die to specified height, according to work ticket specifications. Turns setscrew to adjust automatic wirecutter, using wrench. Pushes buttons on control panel to start oil pump, machine motor, and automatic shutoff device. Pulls lever to start machine. Observes machine counter and removes rolls of fencing following length specifications on work ticket. Records number of fabricated rolls on work card. May move rolls to galvanizing department, using handtruck. May use electric butt welder to join wire ends.