Partition Making Machine Operator

Tend machines that cut interlocking slots in two strips of cardboard.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Partition Making Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that cuts interlocking slots or notches in two strips of cardboard and automatically assembles strips at right angles to form multicell partition for cardboard container: Loads rolls of cardboard into machine feed reels and threads cardboard through guide rolls. Starts machine and observes operation of feeding, slotting, cutoff, and assembly mechanisms to detect malfunctioning. Examines assembled partitions at discharge chute and verifies conformance to specified dimensions, using go-not-go gauges. Replaces worn slotting punches and dull cutoff blades, using handtools. May assemble slotted strips by hand to form multicell partition for cardboard container.

Should I be a Partition Making Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Paring Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Partition Making Machine Operator

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