Foam Machine Operator

Tend machines that spray thermoplastic resins onto conveyor belts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Foam Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that sprays thermoplastic resins onto conveyor belt to form plastic foam: Pours catalysts and resins into machine hoppers and starts belt conveyor and resin pumps. Turns valves to start spray and synchronize spray with conveyor speed. Cuts solidified foam block to specified length, using handsaw. May cut foam block to specified thickness, using horizontal bandsaw [SAWYER].


Should I be a Foam Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to become a Foam Machine Operator

    Foam 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 Foam Machine Operator-related education!
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