Strap Cutting Machine Operator

Operate strapping machines to glue multiple strands of twisted fiber yarns.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Strap Cutting Machine Operators do?

Operates strapping machine to glue, compress, and dry multiple strands of twisted fiber yarn to form straps used for packaging: Hangs cones of yarn on creel and empty spool on winder. Turns valves to fill glue troughs. Opens steam valves and observes thermometer to heat glue and drying cans to specified temperature. Adjusts distance between dies to specified measurements, using handtools. Threads strands through tension device, glue bath, compression dies, infrared tacking lamps, around drying can, and through roller and counter to spool. Starts equipment and inspects finished strapping for strand separation, thickness, and width, visually or using gauges. Cuts out faulty areas and splices cut ends together. Replaces full spools on winder. Observes creel, replaces emptying cones, and splices ends. Repairs breaks in yarn by splicing ends. Tags and marks full spools for identification.

Should I be a Strap Cutting 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to Become a
    Strap Cutting Machine Operator

    Most Strap Cutting Machine 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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