Chip car operator - Salary and Career
Sheet and Metal Finishing Equipment Operators

Chip car operator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They prepare finishing of metallic materials, perform heat treatment on sheets and metals and control the quality of the products. They identify and coil metal products and control the flow and finishing process. They roll billets and steel strips and prepare scrap and slag. They work in accordance with technical and quality, safety, hygiene, health and environmental standards and procedures.

How much does an Chip car operator earn

A Chip car operator earns between $1.295 and $3.893 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.953 and a median salary of $1.754 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 3.215 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Chip car operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.953 23.431 488 9
1º Quartile 1.295 15.543 324 6
Median Salary 1.754 21.048 439 8
3º Quartile 2.969 35.629 742 14
Higher Salary 3.893 46.717 973 18

Professional job categories

  • Workers in the production of industrial goods and services
    • steel plant and building materials workers
      • metals and alloys production plant and equipment operators - first fusion
        • sheet and metal finishing equipment operators

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Main workplaces

Sheet and Metal Finishing Equipment Operators professionals in this CBO family hold a position in the manufacture of metal products and basic metallurgy as registered employees. They are organized as a team, under occasional supervision, indoors or outdoors and in a shift system (day/night). In the exercise of some activities, they may remain exposed to toxic materials, radiation, intense noise and high temperatures.

What does it take to work in the field of Sheet and Metal Finishing Equipment Operators

For the exercise of these occupations, completed high school and technical course in the area of activity offered by professional training institutions or technical schools is required. The full performance of activities takes between one and two years of professional experience. The exception is for scrap preparers, for whom the fourth grade of elementary school and professional practice at the job are required.

Functions and activities of Chip car operator

Sheet and Metal Finishing Equipment Operators must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • control products quality;
  • identify metallic products;
  • control flow and finishing process;
  • laminating billets and steel strips;
  • prepare scrap and slag;
  • work in accordance with safe methods and standards and safety;
  • perform heat treatment of sheets and metals;
  • control product quality;
  • work according to safe methods and standards and safety;
  • wind metallic products;
  • wind metal products;
  • work according to safe methods and regulations and safety;
  • spool metallic products;
  • work in accordance with safe methods and standards and safety;
  • work according to safe methods and rules and safety;
  • prepare finishing metallic materials;
  • working according to safe methods and safety standards;
  • preparing finishing metallic materials;
  • work according to safe methods and safety regulations;
  • work in accordance with safe methods and regulations and safety;
  • working according to safe methods and standards and safety;
  • working according to safe methods and safety regulations;
  • working in accordance with safe methods and standards and safety;
  • coil metallic products;

  • Activities

    • know how to listen;
    • improve yourself professionally;
    • disclosure of accidents;
    • record data and irregularities in the production process;
    • follow environmental preservation standards;
    • cool steels and metals in general;
    • adjust internal and external diameters of coil;
    • heating steels and metals in general;
    • identify defects in products;
    • eliminate internal oxygenation of the oven;
    • check cylinder wear;
    • compare products with quality standard;
    • adjust automatic control equipment for winding;
    • compare received data with data to be identified;
    • report unsafe acts, conditions and accidents;
    • supply heat treatment furnace;
    • work as a team;
    • break slag and scrap;
    • recirculate the fines from the breaking process;
    • disclosure of accidents;
    • know how to communicate;
    • make identifier templates;
    • keep the workplace clean and organized;
    • control elongation of strips and billets;
    • identify storage area;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • control programming of finishing processes;
    • cut sheets and metals;
    • consign machinery and equipment;
    • prepare the cutting equipment;
    • filling mill with billets;
    • supply cleaning equipment;
    • adjust production schedule;
    • demonstrate attention;
    • work with professional ethics;
    • package products;
    • program data for automatic marking;
    • operate screens, conveyor belts and electromagnets;
    • cutting filling and feeding channels of castings;
    • drive rolling mill;
    • protect identified location;
    • handling fire-fighting equipment;
    • start plate and coil trowel;
    • adjust winding tension;
    • assign machinery and equipment;
    • trigger mill;
    • ensure the surface and dimensional quality of the final product;
    • separate material by granulometry;
    • valuing opportunities offered by the company;
    • respect risk areas;
    • monitor strip centering in continuous annealing equipment;
    • cutting sheets and metals;
    • control the temperature of the oven and metallic materials;
    • adjust milling speed;
    • show initiative;
    • wash slag and scrap;
    • work as a team;
    • controlling water flow in the rolling mill;
    • program data for lamination process;
    • demonstrate multifunctionality;
    • remove samples for laboratory analysis;
    • compress wire rod spools;
    • inspect metal materials;
    • reporting unsafe acts, conditions and accidents;
    • weigh scrap and slag;
    • paint logos and serial numbers on the product;
    • clean parts;
    • collect industrial waste;
    • use protective equipment;
    • mark products with automatic equipment;
    • simulate the rolling process;
    • program heat treatment furnace;
    • deburring metals;
    • check specifications and dimensions for cutting parts;
    • program heat treatment oven;
    • press scraps and shavings;
    • position reels for packaging;
    • identify the material;
    • disclose accidents that have occurred;
    • show attendance and punctuality;
    • manually move materials and industrial waste;
    • comply with environmental preservation standards;
    • paste labels as per specification;
    • show leadership spirit;
    • package products;
    • clean identification area on product;
    • keep the work place clean and organized;
    • scarving blocks, slabs and billets;
    • identify the two ends of the wound wire rod;
    • suggest improvements in cipa meetings;
    • trigger equipment for transporting materials and industrial waste;

    Sectors that hire Chip car operator the most in the job market

    • manufacture of other metal products
    • manufacture of electric motors, parts and accessories
    • temporary labor lease
    • manufacture of machinery and equipment for agriculture and livestock, parts and accessories
    • smelting of non-ferrous metals and their alloys
    • plastic material packaging manufacture
    • manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • manufacture of valves, dampers and similar devices, parts and accessories
    • manufacture of other general purpose machinery and equipment, parts and accessories
    • manufacture of cabs, bodies and trailers for trucks

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