Core Laying Machine Operator

Tend machines that automatically lay core stocks in sequence.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Core Laying Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that automatically lays face sheets, back sheets, and core stock in sequence and spreads glue on core stock to form plywood panels: Starts machine, observes operation, and turns wheels, valves, and dials to adjust and synchronize conveyors, reach and vacuum of mechanical feed arms, tension on glue-spreading rollers, and to regulate flow of glue. Depresses pedal to control conveyor that moves stacked panels to hot-plate presses.


Should I be a Core Laying Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Lead-Laying-and-Gluing-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Core Laying Machine Operator

    Most Core Laying 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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