Stripping Machine Operator

Tend machines that glue fabric strips.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stripping Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that glues fabric strip over back edge of unbound paper products, such as legal tablets, notebooks, and ledger paper: Turns handwheel to adjust machine-head pressure plate to thickness of item being processed. Places roll of gummed tape on reel and threads end through feed guide and rolls. Turns screws to adjust tension springs that bring pressure on tape to facilitate sticking, using wrench and screwdriver. Starts machine and feeds items into machine feed conveyors. Stacks completed product on skids.

Should I be a Stripping Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to Become a
    Stripping Machine Operator

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