Stapling Machine Operator

Tend machines that staple together parts of products made from materials.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stapling Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that staples together parts of products made from materials, such as plastic, paper, leather, felt, and canvas: Loads machine with wire staples or spool of wire, and positions material under head of machine. Steps on pedal to lower ram that cuts off wire staple and forces it through material to clinch it together. May adjust machine table to accommodate different sizes of materials being stapled.


Should I be a Stapling Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Staying-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Stapling Machine Operator

    Stapling 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 Stapling Machine Operator-related education!
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