Process Machine Operator

Tend machines that remove excess curls from gummed or treated paper.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Process Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that automatically removes excess curl from gummed or treated paper for winding into rolls: Lifts and positions parent roll of paper on machine support, using hoist. Threads paper through horizontal rollers and guides, over diagonal rollers, and fastens to core on rewind stand. Starts machine, observes operation, and adjusts diagonal and tension rollers according to type of paper processed, using handtools.

Should I be a Process 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.

  • How to become a Process Machine Operator

    Process 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 Process Machine Operator-related education!
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