• Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 30,700
    $25,390 range bar $49,050
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders operate or tend bonding machines that use adhesives to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. The processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood, gluing paper, or joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials.

What do they typically do

  • Fill machines with glue, cement, or adhesives
  • Use devices like tape measures, gauges, or calipers to measure completed materials or products to make sure they conform to specifications
  • Start machines and turn valves or move controls to feed, admit, apply, or transfer materials and adhesives, and to adjust temperature, pressure, and time settings
  • Read work orders and communicate with coworkers to determine machine and equipment settings/ adjustments and product specifications
  • Keep production records such as quantities, dimensions, and thicknesses of materials processed
  • Monitor machine operations to find malfunctions, and report or fix problems
  • Mount or load material such as paper, plastic, wood, or rubber in feeding mechanisms of cementing or gluing machines
  • Adjust machine components according to specifications such as widths, lengths, and thickness of materials and amounts of glue, cement, or adhesive required

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.5%
Job Openings 137

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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