Gold Leaf Roller

Tend machines that form rolls of gold leaves.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Gold Leaf Rollers do?

Tends machine that forms rolls of gold leaf: Places roll of paper on arbor of machine and feeds paper around tension and rewind rollers. Positions coil of wax on machine roller and book of gold leaf on machine table. Starts machine and removes gold leaf from book, using pinchers. Places gold leaf on paper passing into machine, and pulls lever to apply wax coating to paper to prevent sticking of gold leaf on rotating roll which is cut to specified length by machine.

Should I be a Gold Leaf Roller?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Cigarette Roller, Coconut-Jelly Roller, Lump Roller, Roller, Gold Leaf

    How to become a Gold Leaf Roller

    Most Gold Leaf Rollers 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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