Paper Sample Clerk

Prepare samples of paper and paper products.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Paper Sample Clerks do?

Prepares samples of paper and paper products for filing and mailing, performing any combination of following tasks: Collects samples of paper from paper machines, coating machines, supercalenders and cutting machines. Cuts samples to specified dimensions, using paper cutter. Marks samples with identifying information, such as customer order number, batch number, and grade and color of paper, or pastes labels on samples. Files samples for use in tracing technical defects or to facilitate processing of repeat orders, mails samples to customers, or distributes them to plant officials for examination. May compare samples with standard or customer’s sample to ascertain that paper meets specifications of grade and color. May send samples to laboratory for testing and compare test reports with specifications. May address packages of samples to be mailed to customers, by hand or using typewriter.

Should I be a Paper Sample Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Sample Clerk, Paper

    How to become a Paper Sample Clerk

    Most Paper Sample Clerks 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:9ejaaa&chl=no+college+%2861%25%29|certificate+%2830%25%29|associate%27s+%289%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,61,61
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