Whiting Machine Operator

Tend machines that coat picture-frame moldings.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Whiting Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that coats picture-frame molding with hard, glossy composition as base for painting: Digests measured quantities of glue, rosin, linseed oil, and water in heated gluepot, following work order and specifications. Pours liquid into heated mechanical mixer, adds whiting, and starts mixer that automatically stops when mixture is of specified consistency. Turns handwheels to adjust tension of feed rollers, using sample strip of stock molding to verify tension. Fills supply chamber of machine with coating mixture and starts machine. Inserts molding stock in guide under rollers that force it through supply chamber. Picks coated stock from chamber and stands it on end until coating has hardened.

Should I be a Whiting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Whiting Machine Operator

    Most Whiting Machine 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:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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