Rotary Screen Printing Machine Operator

Operate rotary screen-printing machines to print designs on textiles.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rotary Screen Printing Machine Operators do?

Operates rotary screen-printing machine to print designs on textiles: Mounts screen-printing rollers in specified sequence on machine. Turns knob to set machine speed and adjust pressure of rollers, according to type of design and cloth being printed. Turns valves that automatically admit printing paste into rollers. Starts machine and conveyor belt that carries textile articles under printing rollers. Inspects article being printed to detect colors out of register. Turns knob to adjust position of rollers so that each color is printed in allotted spaces in design. Removes foreign matter from rollers to prevent irregular flow of printing paste.


Should I be a Rotary Screen Printing Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Silk Screen Operator

    How to Become a
    Rotary Screen Printing Machine Operator

    Rotary Screen Printing 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 Rotary Screen Printing Machine Operator-related education!
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