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Career Details :: Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders
Operate or tend cementing and gluing machines to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. Processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood; gluing paper; joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Reads work orders and communicates with coworkers to determine machine and equipment settings and adjustments, and supply and product specifications.
- Examines and measures completed materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices such as tape measure, gauge, or calipers.
- Maintains production records, such as number, dimensions, and thickness of materials processed.
- Starts machine and turns valves or moves controls to feed, admit, or transfer materials and adhesive.
- Observes gauges, meters, and control panels to regulate temperature, pressure, or speed of feeder or conveyor.
- Adjusts machine to apply specified amount of glue, cement, or adhesive.
- Positions materials being joined to ensure accurate application of adhesive.
- Measures and mixes ingredients according to specifications to prepare glue.
- Cleans and maintains gluing and cementing machines, using cleaning solutions, lubricants, brushes, and scrapers.
- Adjusts machine components according to specifications, such as width, length, and thickness of materials to be joined.
- Removes completed materials or products and restocks materials to be joined.
- Monitors machine operation to detect malfunctions, remove jammed materials, and readjust machine components to conform to specifications.
- Transports materials, supplies, and finished products between storage and work areas, using forklift.
- Monitors and fills machine with glue, cement, or adhesive as needed.
- Mounts or loads material, such as paper, plastic, wood, or rubber, in feeding mechanism of cementing or gluing machine.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Operation and Control
- Operation Monitoring
- Product Inspection
- Equipment Maintenance
- Equipment Selection
Frequent Work Context
- Degree of Automation
- Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
- Hazardous Equipment
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done