Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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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

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Projected Growth Rate

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

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -9.6%

    Percent Change

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  • 9,300

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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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

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People in this career often have these skills:

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

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