CAREER

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$36,280

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-1.8% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders Do

Operate or tend bonding machines that use adhesives to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. Processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood; gluing paper; or joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials.

Other Job Titles Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders May Have

Coater Operator, Glue Line Operator, Glue Reel Operator, Gluer Machine Operator, Gluing Pressman, Machine Operator, Perfect Bind Machine Operator, Sealer Operator, Utility Worker

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Align and position materials being joined to ensure accurate application of adhesive or heat sealing.
  • Adjust machine components according to specifications such as widths, lengths, and thickness of materials and amounts of glue, cement, or adhesive required.
  • Monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions and report or resolve problems.
  • 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.
  • Fill machines with glue, cement, or adhesives.

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