Profession paper stationery machine operator

Paper stationery machine operators work with machines that perform one or more operations on paper to make it suitable for specific markets, such as punching holes, perforating, creasing, and collating with a carbon coated sheet.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Sizes of paper

    Different kinds of paper sizes such as folio, quarto, octavo, and sixteen-mo. Each type indicates how many times the paper has to be folded. While these are older, they are nowadays connected with ISO standards such as the A paper sizes.

Skills

  • Adjust properties of cut

    Adjust cut sizes and depths of cutting tools. Adjust heights of worktables and machine-arms.

  • Lift stacks of paper

    Raise and replenish heaps of sheets, pages, covers on the machine table to align edges and feed the machine input.

  • Prevent paper jams

    Overlook the insertion and output of finished products in order to prevent paper jams.

  • Cut page edges

    Fit the cutting template, set the guillotine, load pages and trim the edges to obtain the desired shape while keeping production quality and quantity.

  • Work safely with machines

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

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare production reports use carbon sheets perform machine maintenance keep records of work progress operate collating machine manage offset printing process follow a brief print stripping maintenance of printing machines arrange printer sheets record production data for quality control digital printing clean equipment manage process of flexographic print measure paper sheets operate paper cutter dispose of non-hazardous waste printing media printed goods processes operate perforating machine report defective manufacturing materials operate creasing machinery