Stretching Machine Operator

Operate machines to stretch plastic sheets to specified dimensions.
picture of Stretching Machine Operator

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stretching Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to stretch plastic sheets to specified dimensions: Positions sheet in machine and clamps hydraulic rams to edges of sheet. Sets temperature control and starts blowers to heat sheet. Adjusts stops on hydraulic rams and starts machine to stretch sheet to specified dimensions. Removes sheet and places it on table or rack to cool. May cut stretched sheet into pieces of specified size, using bandsaw. May inspect stretched sheet against grid board to locate distortion-free areas.

Should I be a Stretching Machine Operator?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Depth-Stretching-Machine Operator, Vertical-Stretching-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Stretching Machine Operator

    Stretching 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 Stretching Machine Operator-related education!
    Schools close to

    Careers Similar to Stretching Machine Operator