Profession envelope maker
Envelope makers tend a machine that takes in paper and executes the steps to creat envelopes: cut and fold the paper and glue it, then apply a weaker food-grade glue to the flap of the envelope for the consumer to seal it.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Envelope cutting standards
The quality of output cutting standards for the making of envelopes. These requirements cover the shape, cleanness of cuts and minimum or maximum height of knives.
- 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.
- Wear appropriate protective gear
Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.
- Check paper quality
Monitor every aspect of the paper quality, such as its thickness, opacity and smoothness according to specifications and for further treatment and finishing processes.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conform to health and safety regulations
Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.
- 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.
- Adjust envelope cutting settings
Make sure that the right window cutting and patching standard are used. Prepare this by gumming on the blank with a dry patch and on the window material during its conveyance. Adjust on the basis of window, gum, and patch position and level of evenness.
- Lift stacks of paper
Raise and replenish heaps of sheets, pages, covers on the machine table to align edges and feed the machine input.
- 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.
- 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.
Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.
- Operate envelope machine
Operate machine that forms plain and window envelopes from paper rolls. Load stack of blanks into machine using a hoist, and thread paper through the machine.
- Ensure envelope quality
Check if the scoring, folding, and gumming quality is correct for envelope and flap dimensions, squareness, and throat size by examining the materials and machine output. Make adjustments to the machine settings if necessary.
Optional knowledge and skillsproduce samples types of paper clean equipment label stamps prevent paper jams pack goods treat envelopes make folding styles dispose of non-hazardous waste trim excess material perform machine maintenance remove excess glue consult technical resources printing techniques prepare production reports report defective manufacturing materials record production data for quality control keep records of work progress check quality of raw materials
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