Box Folding Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to fold corrugated paperboard box blanks.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Box Folding Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine to fold corrugated paperboard box blanks and to glue, stitch, or tape edges to form boxes: Installs feed bars and adjusts guide assembly and folding mechanism according to box blank dimensions and work order specifications, using handtools. Fills glue reservoir, loads automatic stapler, or threads gummed tape through applicator. Stacks box blanks in feed mechanism, starts machine, and observes automatic feeding and folding of box blanks and gluing, stapling, or taping of edges to detect machine malfunction. Inspects sample completed box to verify conformance to work order specifications and adjusts machine controls to correct variations. May be designated according to type of machine used as Folder-Gluer Operator; Folder-Stitcher Operator; Folder-Taper Operator.

Should I be a Box Folding Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Box Brander, Box Fabricator, Box Finisher, Box Liner, Box Machine Operator, Box Stamper See More

    How to Become a
    Box Folding Machine Operator

    Most Box Folding Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2899%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,99,99
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