Tab Cutting Machine Operator

Tend tab machines that secure threads of plastic mesh scouring ball.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tab Cutting Machine Operators do?

Tends tab machine that secures threads of plastic mesh scouring ball with plastic label: Slips slotted label over base of threads and positions ball into slot of machine so that threads run length of machine. Presses switch to activate machine that folds and heat seals plastic tape over label and threads to secure threads and hold shape of ball. Turns dial to regulate heat of sealing dies. Turns thumbscrew to loosen and tighten spindle when replacing roll of plastic tape.


Should I be a Tab 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Tab Cutting Machine Operator

    Tab Cutting 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 Tab Cutting Machine Operator-related education!
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