Feeder

Stack sheets of paper into loading tray of sheet-fed offset presses.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Feeders do?

Stacks sheets of paper into loading tray of sheet-fed offset press or preloading stand adjacent to press: Compares identifying information on paper stock with specifications on work order to verify delivery of specified paper stock. Flexes stack of paper with hands to prevent paper from jamming in press and places stack into loading tray of sheet-fed offset press or preloading stand adjacent to press. Adjusts feeder mechanism on press to correspond with size of paper. May operate mechanical truck to transport boxes of paper to press area. May fill ink fountains and clean press and press components to maintain press in working order.


Should I be a Feeder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Belt Knife Feeder, Candy Feeder, Cane Feeder, Can Feeder, Chute Feeder, Delivery Table Feeder, Disintegrator Feeder See More

    How to become a Feeder

    Most Feeders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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