Box Sealing Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to spray and dry adhesives onto boxes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Box Sealing Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine to spray and dry adhesive onto box blank flaps to make self-sealing boxes: Positions and secures micro-switches in spray chamber to regulate duration of spraying action, according to size of box, using wrench. Adjusts spray unit controls to regulate mixture, intensity, and spread of adhesive on box flaps. Turns crank to position top and side feed guides to hold box blanks in position during spraying and drying process. Opens petcock to start flow of adhesive to spray unit and flips switch to activate conveyor and dryer. Feeds box blanks into machine and observes machine operation to detect malfunction. Adjusts machine controls to correct defective spraying or drying of adhesive.


Should I be a Box Sealing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Box-Covering-Machine Operator, Box Lining Machine Operator, Electronic Heat Seal Operator, Envelope Sealer See More

    How to Become a
    Box Sealing Machine Operator

    Most Box Sealing 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+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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