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Slitting Machine Operator- Metal Salary
in Idaho, United States

$32,701 (USD)

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Last updated: February 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Slitting Machine Operator- Metal is $32,701 a year and $16 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Slitting Machine Operator- Metal is between $24,850 and $39,189. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Idaho, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and operates slitting machine to cut sheet metal into strips of specified widths: selects, cleans, and installs spacers and cutters on arbors, and hones cutters with oilstone to remove nicks.
  • Presses button to lower arbor until cutters mesh, and measures clearance with feeler gauge.
  • Inserts spacers to adjust spacing to specified tolerance.
  • Signals overhead crane operator to lift metal roll to play-out reel or places roll on reel, using overhead chain hoist.
  • Threads sheeting through slitter and verifies dimensions of cut to specifications, using rule.
  • Secures strips on recoiler, adjusts guides and roller tension with handcrank, and starts machine.
  • Observes slitting and rewinding operation and examines cut strips for flatness, holes, burrs on edges, and surface defects.
  • May oil and clean machine.
  • May feed sheet metal between rotating shear rolls.
  • May install rubber sleeves over spacers to provide gripping surface for rollers and to facilitate movement of material being slit.
  • May operate panel to control specific units of equipment, such as feeder unit.
Slitting Machine Operator- Metal Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 188,520

Estimated population of Slitting Machine Operator- Metal jobs: 12,248

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Slitting Machine Operator- Metal Job Listings for Idaho, United States

Maintenance Technician - Processing, C-shift 4:00PM to 4:30AM
Feb 14
Twin Falls, United States
Including filling machines, metal detectors, case erectors, packers, sealers, pasteurizers ... operating, repairing and/or troubleshooting issues on filling, packaging and other processing ...
Principal Systems Engineer II (Unix/Linux) with Security Clearance
Feb 20
Pocatello, United States
Buchanan and Edwards
... operating system, but for all support libraries, components and application dependencies. * Serve as the advanced knowledge expert for all Linux * Create and maintain bare-metal and virtual machines ...
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