Corrugator Operator

Tend machines that pull thermosetting plastic sheeting materials.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Corrugator Operators do?

Tends machine that pulls thermosetting plastics sheeting materials through preheating oven and forming frames to form sheets to specifications: Turns dials on control panel to regulate specified temperatures in oven and molds. Moves lever to regulate tension on sheeting. Observes gauges to verify temperatures. Observes width and alignment of sheeting to ensure flanging of sides. Positions mold frame laterally in machine to correct alignment. Feels stiffness and consistency of molded sheeting to detect machinery malfunctions. Signals PLASTICS-SPREADING-MACHINE OPERATOR to synchronize feed of materials into molding process. Replaces molds in frame to conform to product specifications. Patches tears in film, using gummed tape.


Should I be a Corrugator Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Card Operator, Cascade Operator, Corrugator, Cottrell Operator

    How to become a Corrugator Operator

    Corrugator Operators 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 Corrugator Operator-related education!
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