Strapping Machine Operator

Operate machines to wind reinforcing metal bands around ends of boxes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Strapping Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to wind reinforcing metal or plastic bands around ends of boxes or cartons: Places spool of strapping on machine and threads end of strap through jaws of clamp. Adjusts jaws to attain specified tension on strap. Tightens clamp down on box or carton placed in it. Nails end of strap to box. Starts machine that automatically winds strap around box or carton. Nails strap to box, and cuts strap with snips. Releases pressure of clamp on box or carton and removes it from machine.


Should I be a Strapping Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Strap Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Strapping Machine Operator

    Most Strapping Machine Operators 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:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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