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Become A Shot Peening Operator

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Working As A Shot Peening Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • $66,270

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Shot Peening Operator does

  • Trained employees on production process and provided advice and assistance as needed.
  • Used Forklifts to move parts.
  • Operated 10 Wheel Shot Peen Machine on 2nd shift, also Lead Sander on 2nd shift.
  • Repaired parts in compliane to Boeing/FAA blueprints.
  • Establish plannings for new parts as well as new saturation curves.
  • Read and understood machine programs for CNC manufacturing.

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How To Become A Shot Peening Operator

Education and training requirements vary by the occupation. Crane operators and excavating machine operators usually have several years of experience in related occupations, such as construction equipment operators or hoist or winch operators.

Education

Although no formal education is usually required, some companies prefer material moving machine operators to have a high school diploma. For crane operators, excavating machine operators, and dredge operators, however, a high school diploma or equivalent is typically required.

Training

Most material moving machine operators are trained on the job in less than a month. Some machines are more complex than others, such as cranes as compared with industrial trucks such as forklifts. Therefore, the amount of time spent in training will vary with the type of machine the operator is using. Learning to operate a forklift or an industrial truck in warehouses, for example, may take only a few days. Training to operate a crane for port operations may take several months. Most workers are trained by a supervisor or another experienced employee.

The International Union of Operating Engineers offers apprenticeship programs for heavy equipment operators, such as excavating machine operators or crane operators. Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with technical instruction.

During their training, material moving machine operators learn a number of safety rules, many of which are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Employers must certify that each operator has received the proper training. Operators who work with hazardous materials receive further specialized training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

A number of states and several cities require crane operators to be licensed. To get a license, operators typically must complete a skills test in which they show that they can control a crane. They also must pass a written exam that tests their knowledge of safety rules and procedures. Some crane operators and industrial truck and tractor operators may obtain certification, which includes passing a written exam.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Crane operators and excavating machine operators usually have several years of experience working as construction equipment operators or hoist and winch operators. 

Important Qualities

Alertness. Material moving machine operators must be aware of their surroundings while operating machinery.

Hand–eye–foot coordination. Material moving machine operators should have steady hands and feet to guide and control heavy machinery precisely. They use hand controls to maneuver their machines through tight spaces, around large objects, and on uneven surfaces.

Mechanical skills. Material moving machine operators make minor adjustments to their machines and perform basic maintenance.

Visual ability. Material moving machine operators must be able to clearly see where they are driving or what they are moving. They must also watch for nearby workers, who may unknowingly be in their path.

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Shot Peening Operator Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    92.7%
  • Female

    7.3%

Ethnicity

  • White

    83.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.9%
  • Asian

    3.6%
  • Unknown

    0.9%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Hmong

    50.0%
  • Spanish

    50.0%

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Top Skills for A Shot Peening Operator

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Top Shot Peening Operator Skills

  1. Shot Peen Machine
  2. Complex Aircraft Parts
  3. New Parts
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated 10 Wheel Shot Peen Machine on 2nd shift, also Lead Sander on 2nd shift.
  • Establish plannings for new parts as well as new saturation curves.
  • Read and understood machine programs for CNC manufacturing.
  • Trained employees on production process and provided advice and assistance as needed.
  • Operate forklifts and overhead cranes daily.