Dry End Operator

Tend machines that dry and wind continuous sheet of cellophane into rolls.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dry End Operators do?

Tends dry end of cellophane casting machine that dries and winds continuous sheet of cellophane into rolls: Threads film emerging from washing and coating tanks through heated rollers and starts sheet onto winding core. Turns switch to regulate winding speed and film tension according to specifications. Observes temperature gauge and turns steam valve to maintain specified heat of rollers. Cuts cellophane with knife to stop feed on completed roll and removes roll from winding assembly, using hoist. Signals CASTING-ROOM OPERATOR to request changes in forming speed of cellophane to prevent film breaks or wrinkles during roll changes.


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

  • Also known as: Door-Clamp Operator, Door Operator, Dry Box Operator, End-Lathe Operator, Hot Pond Operator

    How to become a Dry End Operator

    Dry End 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 Dry End Operator-related education!
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