Four-Roll Calender Operator

Operate four-roll calenders to coat fabrics with rubber.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Four-Roll Calender Operators do?

Operates four-roll calender to coat fabric with rubber or produce plastic sheeting and roll sheets to specified thickness: Adjusts automatic control and observes temperature dial to heat calender rolls to specified temperature. Starts machine and adjusts conveyor speed to regulate feeding of stock. Turns adjustment wheels of rollers to specified settings to stretch fabric for calendering. Verifies thickness and width of calendered stock with gauge and ruler. Positions knife to trim edge of calendered fabric. Interprets work orders, assigns duties, and informs crew of processing specifications. May operate equipment from control board.


Should I be a Four-Roll Calender Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • 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: Calender Operator, Four-Roll, Four Roll Calender Operator

    How to Become a
    Four-Roll Calender Operator

    Most Four-Roll Calender Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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