Profession metal rolling mill operator

Metal rolling mill operators set up and tend metal rolling mills designed to form metal workpieces into their desired shape by passing them through one or several pairs of rolls in order to decrease the metal's thickness and to make it homogeneous. They also take into account the proper temperature for this rolling process.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Ensure correct metal temperature

    Ensure the necessary, usually constant, temperature of processed metal workpieces during metal fabrication processes.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

Optional knowledge and skills

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