Covering Machine Operator

Operate automatic book-covering machines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Covering Machine Operators do?

Operates automatic book-covering machine to glue paper covers to wire-stitched books, pamphlets, and catalogs: Adjusts guide, spacing, and tension bars, and glue-distribution device according to size of book, by turning setscrews and handwheels. Fills glue reservoir, and loads feed hoppers of machine with covers and books. Pulls control lever to start machine. Removes finished books from discharge table. May direct other workers in keeping hoppers supplied with covers and books, and in removing and stacking finished books. May operate machine arranged in tandem with other bookbinding machines.


Should I be a Covering Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Computer Integrated Manufacturing Operator, Cone Machine Operator, Coning Machine Operator, Copping Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Covering Machine Operator

    Most Covering 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:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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