Die Mounter

Mount rubber plates on fiberboard according to printing order.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Die Mounters do?

Mounts rubber plates on fiberboard or plastic mats, according to printing order specifications, for use in printing-slotting machines: Lays out and draws outline of box or container on mat, according to specifications, using tape measure and marking pencil. Positions and aligns rubber plates on fiberboard mat, according to markings. Fastens plate on mat, using glue and staple gun. Examines initial run of printed box or container for printing defects, such as overlap and uneven color distribution. Cleans used plates with ink solvent and airhose, and files plates according to printing order number. May requisition new plates.

Should I be a Die Mounter?

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

  • How to become a Die Mounter

    Die Mounters 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 Die Mounter-related education!
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