Knotting Machine Operator

Tend machines that automatically print, string, and knot paper tags.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Knotting Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that automatically prints, strings, and knots paper tags: Mounts rolls of string and paper or card stock in machine. Starts machine and examines completed tag to detect machine malfunction. Stops machine to clear jams. Ties finished tags into bundles. May tend machine that automatically threads and fastens string to paper tags and be designated Stringing-Machine Operator; or tend machine that threads and fastens wire to paper tags and be designated Wiring-Machine Operator.


Should I be a Knotting Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Knockout Machine Operator, Knotting-Machine Operator, Portable, Knot-Tying Operator

    How to Become a
    Knotting Machine Operator

    Knotting 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 Knotting Machine Operator-related education!
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