Panel Machine Setter

Set up machines that cut edges, flaps, notches, or openings in envelopes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Panel Machine Setters do?

Sets up machine that cuts edges, flaps, notches, or openings in envelope blanks or envelopes: Bolts specified cutting die onto machine ram, using handtools. Turns handwheel to adjust stroke of ram according to depth of die. Turns setscrews to adjust machine guides and stops to accommodate specified size paper stock, using rule and screwdriver. Operates machine for trial run and compares first piece with sample to verify accuracy of machine setup.

Should I be a Panel Machine Setter?

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

  • How to become a Panel Machine Setter

    Most Panel Machine Setters 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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