Roll Finisher

Tend machines to wrap and seal rolls of paper for shipment.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Roll Finishers do?

Tends machines to wrap and seal rolls of paper for shipment: Places paper roll and wrapping roll on steel rollers opposite each other, using hoist. Glues end of wrapping roll on paper roll, moves lever to wind wrapping paper around paper roll, and cuts and glues wrapping paper at end of wrap, using knife and brush. Crimps wrapping paper over ends of paper roll and glues paper heads and caps over ends to seal. Pushes wrapped-paper roll between electrically heated pressure plates of capping machine and pulls lever to move plates against ends to seal heads. May insert wooden plug in ends to maintain contour of wrapped roll. May stencil shipping information on wrapped roll and attach labels. May roll or truck wrapped roll to weighing scale. May wrap and seal pony rolls of paper and be designated Pony-Roll Finisher.

Should I be a Roll Finisher?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Pony-Roll Finisher

    How to become a Roll Finisher

    Most Roll Finishers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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