Paper Core Machine Operator

Tend machines that wind and seal layers of paper tape around form.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Paper Core Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that winds and seals layers of paper tape around form to make cores for transformer coils: Mounts rolls of glued paper tape in core machine holders. Fills glue moistener reservoir. Turns setscrew and adjusts machine at specified angle for spiral winding. Mounts core form on chuck of machine and wraps end of tape around form. Starts machine that spirally winds and seals layers of paper tape around form and cuts tape when required length is reached. Removes completed cores from machine to stock bins. May oil machine.

Should I be a Paper Core 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.

  • Also known as: Carbon Paper Machine Operator, Core Winder Machine Operator, Pure Pak Machine Operator

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    Paper Core Machine Operator

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