Insulation Batting-Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to cut mineral wool blanket into batting.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Insulation Batting-Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine to slit and cut mineral wool blanket into batting of specified dimensions and enclose them in paper covering: Installs and adjusts slitting saws, edge cutters, dividers, flange sealing rollers, and paper guide rollers, using rule, wrenches, screwdriver, and hammer, or by turning handwheels and moving levers. Positions paper rolls in upper and lower machine racks, using hoist. Tightens collars on shaft to secure rolls, using wrench. Starts machine and turns wheel to align rolls, and threads paper into feed rollers. Raises and lowers blanket feed table under master roller to control thickness of batting. Stops machine to remove substandard material and make adjustments to correct defects.

Should I be an Insulation Batting-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Batting-Machine Operator, Insulation, Insulation Batting Machine Operator

    How to Become an
    Insulation Batting-Machine Operator

    Most Insulation Batting-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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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