Paper Stripper

Read work orders to determine type of paper required for printing.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Paper Strippers do?

Reads work order to determine amount and type of paper required for printing. Strips outside wrapper from rolls of printing paper or wallpaper stock and cuts away torn, soiled, or creased sections, using knife, to prepare stock for printing. Conveys stock to printing machines, using handtruck. May move raw materials, such as pigment and chemicals to other departments, using handtruck.

Should I be a Paper Stripper?

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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Oven Stripper, Parts Runner, Skid Strapper, Skid Wrapper, Street Sweeper

    How to become a Paper Stripper

    Most Paper Strippers 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:9adaac&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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