Paper Processing Machine Helper

Mount rolls of paper on machines.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Paper Processing Machine Helpers do?

Mounts rolls of paper on machines, such as combiner, coating machine, and waxing machine, and performs related duties to assist machine operators: Inserts metal shaft through core of paper roll, positions roll on machine feedrack, using hoist, and clamps shaft in bearings. Shoves core on rewind shaft and positions shaft in machine rewind rack. Assists operator in threading paper through machine, and starts end of paper around rewind core. Splices breaks in paper, using tape and hot iron. Removes rewound roll from machine with hoist, and pulls shaft from core by hand. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title. May stack cardboard container blanks and return blanks to operator for further processing of untreated sides of blanks. May examine coating of blanks for imperfections and notify operator when imperfections occur. May be designated according to worker assisted, as Coating-Machine-Operator Helper; Combiner-Operator Helper; Supercalender-Operator Helper; Waxing-Machine-Operator Helper.

Should I be a Paper Processing Machine Helper?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Paper Processing Machine Helper

    Most Paper Processing Machine Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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