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Type Rolling Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to roll and press-forge characters.

What does a Type Rolling Machine Operator do?

Sets up and operates machines to roll and press-forge characters onto steel blanks to form typewriter type: Installs and aligns roller jaws, and blank-holding, letter-forming, and trimming dies, using handtools. Fills hopper with blanks and starts machine. Measures type samples for centrality, curvature, and height of characters, using fixture gauge, eye loupe, and shadowgraph or calibrated microscope. Compares measurements against type on chart and turns setscrews and shims tooling to align dies and type that conform to specifications. May hand feed machine by positioning blank in holding die in rotating table. May pry rolled type from holding die, using knife.