Paper Goods Machine Setters Job Description

The Paper Goods Machine Setters 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.

Duties:

The Paper Goods Machine Setters examine completed work to detect defects and verify conformance to work orders, and adjust machinery as necessary to correct production problems. The Paper Goods Machine Setters start machines and move controls to regulate tension on pressure rolls, to synchronize speech of machine components, and to adjust temperatures of glue or paraffin. The Paper Goods Machine Setter adjusts guide assemblies, forming bars, and folding mechanisms according to specifications, using hand tools. The Paper Goods Machine Setters installs attachments to machines for gluing, folding, printing, or cutting.

The Paper Goods Machine Setters measures, space, and set saw blades, cutters, and perforators, according to product specifications. The Paper Goods Machine Setters observes operation of various machines to detect and correct machine malfunctions such as improper forming, glue flow, or pasteboard tension. The Paper Goods Machine Setters stamps products with information such as dates, using hand stamps or automatic stamping devices. The Paper Goods Machine places rolls of paper or cardboard on machine feed tracks, and thread paper through gluing, coating, and slitting rollers. The Paper Goods Machine Setter fills glue and paraffin reservoirs, and position rollers to dispense glue onto paperboard. The Paper Goods Machine Setter cuts products to specified dimensions, using hand or power cutters.

Activities:

The Paper Goods Machine Setter uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles. The Paper Goods Machine Setter knows that he must monitor and review information from materials, events, or the environment, to defect or assess problems. In order to do their job function the Paper Goods Machine Setter observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources. The Paper Goods Machine Setter must use hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. The Paper Goods Machine Setter inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. The Paper Goods Machine Setter analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems. The Paper Goods Machine Setter provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates concerning how the job function is proceeding by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. One of the vital functions for the Paper Goods Machine Setter is to encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. In order to keep up with how the job function is going the Paper Goods Machine Setter compiles, codes, categorizes, calculates, tabulates, audits, or verifies information or data. Then the Paper Goods Machine Setter will identify the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Abilities and Skills:

  • The Paper Goods Machine Setter needs the ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • The Paper Goods Machine Setter needs the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Then the Paper Goods Machine Setter must then be able to determine a solution or present the problem to the team to find a solution.
  • The Paper Goods Machine Setter needs the ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • The Paper Goods Machine Setter watches gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • The Paper Goods Machine Setter must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • The Paper Goods Machine Setter performs routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • The Paper Goods Machine Setter must perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed on the equipment.
  • The Paper Goods Machine Setter must select the proper training methods and procedures appropriate for the training of his team and any new team members that are added to complete the project in a timely manner.

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