Composition Roll Maker and Cutter

Operate machines to mold and cut composition rubber rollers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Composition Roll Maker and Cutters do?

Operates machines to mold and cut composition rubber rollers used to coat or lithograph tinware: Dumps cold rubber in melting reservoir of machine and turns steam valves to melt rubber. Starts agitator to stir melting rubber. Places core of roller in molding chamber of machine, using hoist. Bolts plates on ends of molding chamber, using wrench. Turns air valve to force melted rubber into mold, and turns water valves to cool mold. Removes molded roller and places it in chuck of cutting machine. Installs knives on cutting bar. Positions bar and turns crank to rotate chuck and cut circumference or end of roller. Replaces worn felt coverings on padding rollers. Slips felt jackets over roller core and sews end of felt around roll, using needle. Sorts and stacks rolls in rack. Records number and type of rolls, cores, and materials used, shipped, or received.


Should I be a Composition Roll Maker and Cutter?

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: Composite Trim and Drill Worker, Composition Molder

    How to Become a
    Composition Roll Maker and Cutter

    Composition Roll Maker and Cutters 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 Composition Roll Maker and Cutter-related education!
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