Remove excess materials from prescored cardboard carton blanks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Scrappers do?

Removes excess material from prescored cardboard carton blanks, performing any combination of following duties: Strips waste from blanks stacked on pallet, using airhammer and chisel. Places edge of chisel on cutting mark at top of stack and pushes hammer down through stack to remove excess material. Places stack of precut blanks on worktable and strikes edge with hammer to knock out scored corners or edges. Places stack of trimmed blanks on worktable and brushes edges of stack with steel brush or sandpaper. Removes damaged or defective blanks. Strikes flap edges with hammer to bend flaps. Piles smoothed blanks on pallet and removes to storage area, using handtruck.

Should I be a Scrapper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Rapper, Scrap Stripper, Hand, Vessel Scrapper Helper

    How to become a Scrapper

    Most Scrappers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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