Vacuum Applicator Operator

Tend machines that apply adhesive luminous coating to aluminum plates.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Vacuum Applicator Operators do?

Tends machine that applies adhesive luminous coating to aluminum plates for use as signs: Places plate on bed of machine. Positions precut adhesive material on plate, adhesive side down. Positions vacuum head over plate and turns steam valve or starts heat lamps to press and bake plate for specified time. Raises vacuum head and removes plate for further processing. May cut adhesive material from roll, using shears.

Should I be a Vacuum Applicator Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to Become a
    Vacuum Applicator Operator

    Most Vacuum Applicator 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:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2895%25%29|certificate+%285%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,95,95
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