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Career Details :: Embossing Machine Set-Up Operators
Set up and operate embossing machines.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Scrapes high spots on counter die to prevent from puncturing paper.
- Makes impression of embossing to desired depth in composition on platen, trims off excess, and allows composition to harden.
- Removes and stacks embossed covers.
- Sets sheets singly in gauge pins and starts press.
- Mixes embossing composition to putty-like consistency, spreads glue on paten, and applies thin pad of composition over glue.
- Starts machine to lower ram and impress cardboard.
- Stamps embossing design on workpiece, using heated work tools.
- Cuts surface of cardboard, leaving design or letters, using hand tools.
- Positions, installs, and locks embossed plate in chase and locks chase in bed of press.
- Sets guides to hold cover in position and adjusts table height to obtain correct depth of impression.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Frequent Work Context
- Degree of Automation
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Consequence of Error
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls