Carton Forming Machine Tender

Tend one or more machines that automatically cut, glue, and form cartons.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Carton Forming Machine Tenders do?

Tends one or more machines that automatically cut, glue, and form cartons or caddies from pasteboard rolls for kitchen, penny, and book matches: Rolls pasteboard to machine, positions on letoff rack, and threads end of pasteboard strip into machine. Starts and observes machine operation and corrects malfunctions, such as improper forming, glue flow, or pasteboard tension, using handtools. Observes finished cartons as they drop from forming machine into rotating hopper, then into gravity feed chute, to prevent jamming. May lift tote box of finished cartons and dump cartons into feed hopper.


Should I be a Carton Forming Machine Tender?

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.

  • Also known as: Wool-Hat-Forming-Machine Tender

    How to Become a
    Carton Forming Machine Tender

    Carton Forming Machine Tenders 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 Carton Forming Machine Tender-related education!
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