Spool Maker

Tend machines that press glued cardboard tubes and disks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Spool Makers do?

Tends machine that presses glued cardboard tubes and disks to form gift wrap ribbon spools: Places cardboard disk endpieces into slots on sides of machine vise. Dips ends of cardboard tube in glue and places tube between disks in vise. Depresses pedal to press disks and tube together to form spool.

Should I be a Spool Maker?

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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Tape Maker

    How to become a Spool Maker

    Most Spool Makers 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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