Profession straightening machine operator

Straightening machine operators set up and tend straightening machines designed to form metal workpieces into their desired shape using pressing practices. They adjust the angle and the height of the straightening rolls and select the settings for the pressing force required to straighten the workpiece, taking into account the end product's yield strenght and size, without excess work hardening.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Measure flatness of a surface

    Measure the evenness of a workpiece's surface after it has been processed by checking for deviations from the desired perpendicular state.

  • Position straightening rolls

    Position the rolls of a straightening press automatically or manually by using button commands to move the rolls over pieces of sheet metal, steel, or plastic in order to flatten it.

  • Tend straightening press

    Tend an automated stamping press, designed to straighten sheet metal and steel, monitor and operate it, according to regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

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