Folding Machine Feeder

Tend machines that fold paper goods.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Folding Machine Feeders do?

Tends machine that folds paper goods, such as booklets, pamphlets, notebooks, paper sheets, and manila folders: Turns handwheel to adjust folding slot opening and adjusts backstop according to sample, using rule and wrench. Starts machine and moves lever to engage clutch that activates folding blade and discharge conveyor rolls. Feeds items against backstop of machine, synchronizing feeding with action of folding blade. Removes folded items from discharge table and stacks them on pallets. May rub folded edge with wooden block to crease it. May handfold multiple sheets of paper that exceed machine capacity.


Should I be a Folding Machine Feeder?

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

  • Also known as: Air-Turning-Machine Feeder, Maker-Up, Folding

    How to become a Folding Machine Feeder

    Folding Machine Feeders 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 Folding Machine Feeder-related education!
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