Profession riveter

Riveters assemble several metal parts together by riveting guns, rivet set and hammers, or by operating a riveting machine that all perform the purpose of drilling holes on the rivet shank of the metal part and of inserting rivets, bolts, into these holes in order to fasten them together.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Rivet types

    The various types of rivets used in manufacturing, such as solid head rivets, blind rivets, drive rivets, semi-tubular rivets, oscar rivets, flush rivets, and others.


  • Prepare pieces for joining

    Prepare metal or other material workpieces for joining processes by cleaning the workpieces, checking their measurements with the technical plan and marking on the pieces where they'll be joined.

  • Apply preliminary treatment to workpieces

    Apply preparatory treatment, through mechanical or chemical processes, to the workpiece preceding the main operation.

Optional knowledge and skills

wear appropriate protective gear operate handheld riveting equipment supply machine with appropriate tools tend riveting machine supply machine monitor automated machines manufacturing of steam generators consult technical resources program a cnc controller types of metal manufacturing processes manufacturing of metal assembly products set up the controller of a machine provide advice to technicians interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances perform machine maintenance record production data for quality control riveting machine types read standard blueprints inspect quality of products statistical process control metal joining technologies manufacturing of metal structures manufacturing of metal containers ferrous metal processing use cam software quality and cycle time optimisation keep records of work progress