Creping Machine Operator

Operate machines to crinkle smooth-surfaced papers to form crepe papers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Creping Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to crinkle smooth-surfaced paper to form crepe paper: Mounts stock roll on machine, using chain hoist. Regulates flow of glue or laminate to pans and steam to drying cylinders. Starts machine and threads sheet through glue pan, feed rolls, creping roll and blade, rolls that remove excess glue or laminate, drying cylinders, tension rolls, and onto rewinding rolls. Moves controls to bring creping blade in contact with moving paper to crinkle paper, and adjusts temperature of steam-heated rolls, tension of paper, and pressure of rolls to prevent tearing or folding of paper. Cuts paper, using knife, and removes roll of crepe paper when required amount has been wound. May operate machine equipped with cylinder press that simultaneously prints and laminates surface of paper in addition to creping process and be designated Crepe-Laminator Operator.


Should I be a Creping 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cracking Machine Operator, Crop-Setting-Out-Machine Operator, Silk-Crepe-Machine Operator

    How to become a Creping Machine Operator

    Creping Machine 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 Creping Machine Operator-related education!
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