Masking Machine Operator

Operate machines to apply cement to masking papers.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Masking Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to apply cement to masking paper and press coated paper onto surfaces of plastics sheets to provide protection during final processing and shipping: Positions paper roll on mandrel, using chain hoist. Threads paper through machine. Turns valves to fill hoppers with cement from reservoir. Moves levers to set paper cutters and to adjust pressure on squeeze rolls to accommodate size and thickness of plastics sheet. Turns screws to set blades that control amount of cement applied to paper and verifies position of blades, using feeler gauge. Adjusts tension and speed controls to eliminate wrinkling and excessive coating. Maintains production records.


Should I be a Masking Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Gumming Machine Operator, Mounting-Machine Operator

    How to become a Masking Machine Operator

    Most Masking 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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