Profession laminating machine operator

Laminating machine operators tend a machine that applies a plastic layer to paper to strenghten it and protect it from wetness and stains.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Types of laminators

    The different kinds of laminating machines, such as the pouch, heated roll, and cold roll laminator. A pouch laminator fixes plastic layers on two sides of the paper in a heating and gluing process, where a cold roll laminator uses a plastic roll to coat the paper. The heated roll laminator uses heat rollers to melt the lamination film on the paper with glue.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Work safely with machines

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

  • Operate laminating machine

    Set up and start the lamination process, where a sheet of paper is inserted in a machine and slid through two rolls on metal bars ('mandrels'), where a plastic film is added. These processes also involve heating and gluing.

  • Produce samples

    Take a sample from the manufacturing machine, present it to a supervisor, make sure the right adjustments are made and quality or company standards are met.

  • Read job ticket instructions

    Understand instructions from the cards accompanying job orders and set up or run the machine based on these statements.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform machine maintenance report defective manufacturing materials consult technical resources record production data for quality control prevent paper jams keep records of work progress adjust properties of cut operate creasing machinery make folding styles clean equipment operate collating machine follow a brief monitor gauge printed goods processes prepare production reports pack goods