Profession corrugator operator

Corrugator operators tend a machine which folds a sheet of heavy paper in a wave-like pattern and covers it on both sides to create a lightweight, sturdy material suitable for packaging.

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Personality Type


  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Flute sizes

    Flute sizes refer to the number of flutes per linear foot and its thickness. Flutes are the waves and arches on a corrugated box and make up the structure of corrugated paperboard, giving it rigidity and strength.

  • Types of paper

    The different criteria used to determine differences in paper types such as coarseness and thickness, and the different fabrication methods and wood types from which the types of paper stem.


  • Monitor conveyor belt

    Monitor the flow of the work pieces on the conveyor belt as they are processed by the machine to ensure optimal productivity.

  • Monitor automated machines

    Continuously check up on the automated machine's set-up and execution or make regular control rounds. If necessary, record and interpret data on the operating conditions of installations and equipment in order to identify abnormalities.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Supply machine

    Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • Operate corrugator

    Set up and monitor the machine that corrugates face paperboard to form corrugated paperboard material for containers. The machine runs paper sheets through splices and corrugating rolls, where steam and heat is applied and flutes are formed. Glue is applied and the flute is fused with two lineboards to produce a single corrugated board.

  • Set up the controller of a machine

    Set up and give commands to a machine by dispatching the appropriate data and input into the (computer) controller corresponding with the desired processed product.

  • Monitor paper reel

    Overview the jumbo paper reel, which winds the paper at the right tension onto a core.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

Optional knowledge and skills

styles of boxes operate hoists perform machine maintenance mix ink keep sheet records adjust properties of cut inspect quality of products test edge crush record production data for quality control tend metal fastener machine types of boxes operate paper folding machine printing on large scale machines consult technical resources maintain recycling records replace filled pallets report defective manufacturing materials prepare production reports keep records of work progress operate die-cut machines coordinate shipments of recycling materials replace sawing blade on machine pack goods

Source: Sisyphus ODB