Carbon Paper Coating Machine Setter

Set up and adjust battery of machines that pass paper or plastic sheetings.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Carbon Paper Coating Machine Setters do?

Sets up and adjusts battery of machines that pass paper or plastic sheeting between series of rolls to coat it with inked wax-oil preparation to make carbon paper: Selects and installs specified rolls, such as printing, applicator, wiper, hot, and cold rolls, using wrenches. Wipes rolls with cloth and solvent to remove dirt and excess wax. Turns valves to admit steam and cold water into hot and cold rolls. Observes gauges and adjusts valves to regulate temperature of rolls and heat of wax in reservoir pan. Measures thickness of material to be coated, using micrometers, to determine that weight is as ordered. Observes paper as it passes over and around rolls, and turns nuts to adjust positions of rolls to remove wrinkles. Measures thickness of coated paper with micrometers, and adjusts distance between applicator and wiper rolls to produce coating of specified thickness. Assists CARBON-COATER-MACHINE OPERATOR in installing and removing rolls of material and in cutting jammed paper from rolls.


Should I be a Carbon Paper Coating Machine Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become a
    Carbon Paper Coating Machine Setter

    Most Carbon Paper Coating Machine Setters 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:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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