Steel Wool Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines that shave steel wires to form steel wool.

What does a Steel Wool Machine Operator do?

Sets up and operates machine that automatically shaves steel wires to form steel wool: Installs specified cutting tools in machine toolholder, using handtools. Turns controls to adjust speed and depth of cut according to cutting specifications. Starts machine and threads wire stock through automatic feed mechanism. Places cut ribbons of wire on machine rollers which carry them to catch basin. Ties broken ribbons. Replaces worn tools to maintain product quality. May operate steel wool balling, padding, and polyethylene extruding machines to produce soap-impregnated steel wool pads and polyethylene foam-backed, soap-impregnated steel wool pads.