• Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 40,130
    $25,100 range bar $59,520
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform functions such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products.

What do they typically do

  • Measure, space, and set saw blades, cutters, and perforators according to product specifications
  • Examine completed work to find defects and make sure it conforms to work orders, and adjust machinery as necessary to correct production problems
  • Place rolls of paper or cardboard on machine feed tracks, and thread paper through gluing, coating, and slitting rollers
  • Install attachments to machines for gluing, folding, printing, or cutting
  • Stamp products with information such as dates using hand stamps or automatic stamping devices
  • Adjust guide assemblies, forming bars, and folding mechanisms according to specifications, using hand tools
  • Observe operation of machines to find and correct machine malfunctions like improper forming, glue flow, or pasteboard tension
  • Start machines and move controls to regulate tension on pressure rolls, synchronize speed of machine components, and adjust glue or paraffin temperatures

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.2%
Job Opening 515

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
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