Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

job search icon

What do they do?

Set up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products.

Also known as:

Binder, Corrugator Operator, Cup Room Technician, Envelope Adjuster, Folder Machine Operator, Gluer Operator, Napkin Machine Operator, Paper Cutter Operator, Paper Machine Backtender, Paper Machine Operator, Paper Machine Tender, Stitching Machine Operator

job search icon

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is projected to Decline 9 percent from 2018 to 2028

job search icon

Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -9.6%

    Percent Change

    Select a state to see its job growth rate ranking
  • 9,300

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Select a state to see its net job growth ranking

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (3.8%)
  • Associate's degree (8%)
  • Some college, no degree (17.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (52.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (18.2%)

Percent of workers in this field

Looking for colleges that offer a specific major? Use the College Match Tool to find your best-matched schools and discover your estimated Net Price!

job search icon

Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
job search icon

Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
job search icon

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
job search icon

Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Feed materials or products into or through equipment.
  • Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures.
View more

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

College Raptor loading bar gif.
College Raptor Loading Screen College Raptor Loading Screen