Perforating Machine Operator

Tend machines that perforate sheets of paper with lines of fine holes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Perforating Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that perforates sheets of paper with lines of fine holes to facilitate tearing sheets: Installs perforating disks in machine and sets guides to size of sheet, using handtools. Starts machine and feeds sheets into machine, singly, or keeps feed table supplied with stacks of sheets if machine is fed automatically. Removes perforated sheets as they accumulate on discharge table of machine.


Should I be a Perforating Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Pattern-Perforating-Machine Operator

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    Perforating Machine Operator

    Perforating Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Perforating Machine Operator-related education!
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