Board Machine Set Up Operator

Set up and adjust equipment used to fabricate wallboards and laths.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Board Machine Set Up Operators do?

Sets up and adjusts mixers, feeders, rollers, cutters, and other equipment to fabricate wallboard and lath: Sets edging bars, rollers, and scoring cutters to ensure that wallboard produced attains specified width and thickness, using rules, gauges, and handtools. Adjusts paper guides, glue feeders, chamfering wheels, and stenciling machine so that board edges will be smoothly sealed and markings legible and evenly spaced. Regulates flow of material into mixing machine. Observes machine operations and adjusts setup on basis of factors, such as atmospheric conditions, slurry composition, and line-speed requirements. May test slurry for consistency, using scale and by feeling it.

Should I be a Board Machine Set Up Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Board Machine Set Up Operator

    Board Machine Set Up Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Board Machine Set Up Operator-related education!
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