Cover Stripper

Tend machines that glue and wind strips of paper around paperboard boxes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cover Strippers do?

Tends machine that glues and winds strips of paper around paperboard boxes to form decorative and protective covering: Pours specified amounts of glue and water into glue reservoir. Positions roll of paper on holder and threads end of paper through guides and gluing rollers of machine. Places box on form attached to machine spindle and aligns and presses end of glued paper to side of box. Presses pedal to rotate box to wind paper around box and automatically cut paper after one revolution. Smooths paper on sides of box as it is wound to prevent wrinkling. May turn under excess paper at top and bottom of box.

Should I be a Cover Stripper?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Cover Stripper

    Most Cover Strippers 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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