Plastic Roller

Tend machines that wind drop cloths from precut lengths of plastic.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Plastic Rollers do?

Tends machine that winds drop cloths from precut lengths of plastic: Places end of plastic around takeup cylinder of machine, and overlaps plastic to secure plastic to cylinder. Depresses pedal to activate cylinder and wind plastic onto cylinder. Applies pressure by hand to edge of plastic to ensure evenness of plastic around cylinder. Stops machine, slips rolled plastic drop cloths off cylinder, and folds cloths for further processing. Pushes lever of counter to tally number of drop cloths folded.


Should I be a Plastic Roller?

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

  • How to become a Plastic Roller

    Plastic Rollers 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 Plastic Roller-related education!
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