Handle and Vent Machine Operator

Tend machines to die-cut paper cup handles and glue handles onto the cups.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Handle and Vent Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that die-cuts paper cup handles from roll of paper stock and glues handles onto cups: Mounts roll of paper on machine, using hoist. Fills glue reservoir and stacks cups onto machine feeding mechanism. Starts machine and observes machine operation to detect malfunction. Removes stack of finished cups from machine and places them into packing sleeves. Inserts full sleeves in packing carton.


Should I be a Handle and Vent Machine Operator?

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

  • How to Become a
    Handle and Vent Machine Operator

    Handle and Vent 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 Handle and Vent Machine Operator-related education!
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