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, Machine 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.
Level of Education Attained by Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
Most common level of education among people in this career: High school diploma or equivalent (73%)
High school diploma or equivalent
Less than high school diploma
This page includes information from theO*NET 26.1 Databaseby the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under theCC BY 4.0license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.