Printer Slotter Operator

Operate machines to print and slot container blanks.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Printer Slotter Operators do?

Operates machine to print and slot container blanks, according to work orders: Selects, installs, and adjusts slotting and perforating knives in machine according to specified dimensions of slot and spacing of perforations, assisted by PRINTER-SLOTTER HELPER 659.686-014. Positions and attaches printing mats to print rollers according to printing order, using hand or air staple gun, wrenches, and tape measure. Fills ink reservoirs with specified colors of ink and turns thumbscrews to adjust flow of ink through fountains. Turns handwheels and pushes buttons or levers to adjust paper guides on machine feed table and automatic stacker, using handtools, and starts machine. Measures printed-slotted blanks to verify machine setup. Examines printed-slotted blanks for even ink distribution, trueness of color, printing flaws, and wrinkles. May operate machine equipped with gluing and folding attachment and be designated Flexo-Folder-Gluer Operator.


Should I be a Printer Slotter Operator?

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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become a Printer Slotter Operator

    Printer Slotter 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 Printer Slotter Operator-related education!
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