Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Also called: Folder Machine Operator, Paper Machine Backtender, Paper Machine Operator, Winder Operator
What they do:Set up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products.
On the job, you would:
- Examine completed work to detect defects and verify conformance to work orders, and adjust machinery as necessary to correct production problems.
- Start machines and move controls to regulate tension on pressure rolls, to synchronize speed of machine components, and to adjust temperatures of glue or paraffin.
- Adjust guide assemblies, forming bars, and folding mechanisms according to specifications, using hand tools.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Graphics or photo imaging software
Desktop publishing software
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