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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Work safely with machines

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform machine maintenance treat envelopes dispose of non-hazardous waste remove excess glue record production data for quality control make folding styles pack goods report defective manufacturing materials keep records of work progress consult technical resources clean equipment prevent paper jams check quality of raw materials label stamps produce samples prepare production reports trim excess material types of paper printing techniques