Gluing Machine Operator

Tend machines that utilize pressure and heat to bond preglued boards.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Gluing Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that utilizes pressure and heat to bond preglued boards into panels of specified size: Regulates speed and pressure of rollers and temperature of heating unit, according to type of glue, thickness of wood parts, and density and moisture content of wood. Starts machine, and places preglued boards of combined specified length edge to edge on feed rolls or chain that carry them through machine and curing tunnel. May tend machine with saw attachment that bonds preglued boards into continuous panel and automatically cuts panel into specified lengths and be designated Plycor Operator.

Should I be a Gluing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become a Gluing Machine Operator

    Most Gluing Machine 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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