Embosser Operator

Set up and operate machines to emboss designs and cut materials.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Embosser Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine to emboss designs on paper and plastics-coated textile and cut materials according to work orders: Positions material and pressure and engraved embossing rolls on machine frame, using hoist. Installs and adjusts cutting disks and fastens collars on shafts to secure rolls, using rule, wrench, and screwdriver. Threads material through rolls and around cutters, adjusts feed guides, and starts machine. Turns air valve to regulate pressure of pressing roll on embossing roll and turns handwheel to adjust tension on material. Observes feeding, embossing, and cutting of material, and makes adjustments. Scrapes dirt from pressing roll and cleans it with solvent. May adjust counterweight device or move lever or clutch to regulate pressure on rolls. May regulate flow of steam into rolls to counteract paper curling and to obtain desired depth of embossing and surface shine on paper. May tend winding machine to wind material onto rolls. May emboss paper between tinted rollers. May feed paper sheets into machine and be designated Sheeter Operator.

Should I be an Embosser 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: Embossing-Calender Operator, Roll-Embosser Operator, Wallpaper-Embosser Helper

    How to become an Embosser Operator

    Embosser 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 Embosser Operator-related education!
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