Paper Cup Machine Operator

Tend machines that automatically form flat-bottomed paper drinking cups.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Paper Cup Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that automatically forms flat-bottomed paper drinking cups: Loads rolls of bottom and sidewall paper on machine. Threads ends of paper through rollers and forming guides, and starts machine that automatically forms paper into cups and glues seams. Periodically tests samples of cups for leaks. Places specified number of cups in tubes preparatory to packing.

Should I be a Paper Cup 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Paper Baling Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Paper Cup Machine Operator

    Most Paper Cup 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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