Roll Operator

Operate roll mills to homogenize and roll plastic compounds into slab form.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Roll Operators do?

Operates roll mill to homogenize and roll plastic compounds into sheeting or slab form: Pushes button to transfer plastic from mixing machine to revolving heated mill rolls. Cuts material with knife and feeds material back through rolls to obtain sheet of specified color, consistency, and thickness. Adjusts slitting knives or starts automatic scraper to strip sheet from rolls. Guides material onto conveyor belt. Observes gauges or feels material and turns steam and water valves to control temperature of rolls. Cleans rolls to prevent contamination of stocks, using wire brush, hand scraper, solvents, and airhose. May adjust roll clearance with hand wrenches.

Should I be a Roll Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Angle-Roll Operator, Calender-Roll Operator, Cold Roll Operator, Finish Rolls Operator, Mangle Roll Operator See More

    How to become a Roll Operator

    Most Roll Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%2810%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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