Glue together edges of printed business forms.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tippers do?

Glues together edges of printed business forms, using glueboard and gluepot applicator: Adjusts slots in glueboard to accommodate width of sheets to be glued. Positions applicator pins in gluepot to apply glue to edges of forms at specified points. Inserts paper sheets singly into slot at top of gluepot and moves lever, causing spreading pins to apply glue to edge of sheet. Positions sheet in slot of glueboard and presses it against preceding sheet until specified number of forms are assembled in numerical sequence. Removes completed forms and places on rack. Counts out assembled forms into round lots for shipment. Records number and kind of forms assembled during shift.

Should I be a Tipper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Cigarette Tipper, Cork Tipper, Flipper, Shoelace Tipper

    How to become a Tipper

    Tippers 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 Tipper-related education!
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