Tipping Machine Operator

Tend machines that fasten metal caps and erasers to ends of wooden pencils.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tipping Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that fastens metal caps and erasers to ends of wooden pencils or rounds pencil ends: Places pencils, ferrules, and erasers in separate hoppers and starts machine that installs and fastens ferrule to pencil, inserts eraser in ferrule, and imprints specified data on pencil. Removes tipped pencils from machine and examines pencils for defects, such as broken erasers or loose ferrules. Ties accepted pencils into designated size bundles.

Should I be a Tipping 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.

  • Also known as: Flipping Machine Operator, Insole-Toe-Snipping-Machine Operator, Taping Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Tipping Machine Operator

    Tipping 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 Tipping Machine Operator-related education!
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