Tape Fastener Machine Operator

Tend machines that staple ribbons or string ties.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tape Fastener Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that staples ribbon or string ties onto flaps of fiber folder: Winds ribbons or string on reel and cuts strands with shears to make lengths of tape according to size of folders [PAPER-REEL OPERATOR]. Adjusts fastening machine guides according to size of folder, using handtools. Fills feed magazine with staples and starts machine. Positions flaps of folders against guides and holds length of tape across envelope flap under machine ram. Depresses pedal to lower ram and staple tape to flap.

Should I be a Tape Fastener 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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Tie Fastener, Tie-Tape-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Tape Fastener Machine Operator

    Most Tape Fastener 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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