Casing in Line Setter

Set up the machines that convert gathered signatures into finished books.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Casing in Line Setters do?

Sets up, according to job order specifications, machines that automatically perform in sequence such operations as rounding and backing, supering and lining, casing-in, and pressing to convert gathered signatures into finished book: Mounts rolls of cloth and paper lining and headbands on machine spindles. Fills glue pot and adjusts flow of glue. Installs and adjusts feed guides, holding clamps, rollers, rounding forms, creasing ram, and other machine parts to accommodate specified size books, using measuring instruments and handtools. Sets thermostatic control and pressure gauge according to thickness of book and amount of pressure to be applied. Turns screws to adjust cutting mechanism to cut linings and headbands to book size. Starts machine to process sample book and verify accuracy of machine setup. Makes adjustments as necessary during production run. May direct activities or perform duties of CASING-IN-LINE FEEDER 653.686-010.

Should I be a Casing in Line Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Casing in Line Setter

    Casing in Line Setters 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 Casing in Line Setter-related education!
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