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Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend bonding machines that use adhesives to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. Processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood; gluing paper; or joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials.   (O'Net 51-9191.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Automatic Gluing Machine Operator, Automobile Brake Bonder, Band Builder, Band Edger, Bead Preparer, Blanket Winder Operator, Board Liner Operator, Bonder, Bonding Machine Operator, Bonding Molder, Book Jacket Cover Machine Operator, Bottomer Operator, Box Lining Machine Feeder, Box Lining Machine Operator, Box Sealing Machine Operator, Brush Head Maker, Bulk Folder, Bulk Pallet Builder, Bulk Sealer, Bulk Sealer Operator, Card Decorator, Case Making Machine Operator, Casing Operator, Cementer, Cementing Bulk Material Operator, Cementing Machine Operator, Channel Cementer, Chip Applying Machine Tender, Coater Operator, Collet Gluer, Core Composer Machine Tender, Core Laying Machine Operator, Core Machine Tender, Cover Stripper, Crown Assembly Machine Operator, Custom Applicator, Doweling Machine Operator, Dual Hose Cementer, Edge Bonder, Edge Glue Machine Tender, Edge Gluer, Electric Sealing Machine Operator, Electronic Heat Seal Operator, Ending Machine Operator, Envelope Sealer, Extension Edger, Glass Wool Blanket Machine Feeder, Glue Jointer Operator, Glue Line Operator, Glue Machine Operator, Glue Mounter Operator, Glue Reel Operator, Glue Size Machine Operator, Glue Sprayer, Glue Spreading Machine Operator, Glue Wheel Operator, Gluer, Gluer Machine Operator, Gluing Crew Leader, Gluing Pressman, Gummer, Gumming Machine Operator, Handle Machine Operator, Hat Lining Paster, Hat Stock Laminating Machine Operator, Heat Seal Operator, Heat Sealing Machine Operator, Hot Plate Plywood Press Operator, Label Paster, Laminating Machine Operator, Lamp Shade Joiner, Liner Machine Operator, Looseleaf Binder Coverer, Machine Applicator Cementer, Machine Cementer, Machine Cementer and Folder, Machine Edge Bander, Machine Joiner Cementer, Machine Operator, Manufacturing Assistant, Manufacturing Associate, Manufacturing Operator, Masking Machine Operator, Panel Flow Machine Operator, Paper Gluing Operator, Paper Sealer, Patch Machine Operator, Perfect Bind Machine Operator, Ply Bander, Plywood Layup Line Core Feeder, Pocket Builder, Process Assistant, Roll Builder, Sealer, Sealer Operator, Sealing Machine Operator, Ski Topper, Splicer Operator, Spool Maker, Spreader Operator, Stock Roller, Stripper, Stripping Machine Operator, Tape Maker, Tape Making Machine Operator, Taper Operator, Tipper, Utility Worker, V-Belt Builder, Veneer Glue Spreader, Wood Gluer, Wrapping Machine Operator
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 12.72   $ 15.45   $ 20.23   $ 22.41   $ 23.72   $ 18.83  
    Yearly $26,460   $32,140   $42,080   $46,610   $49,330   $39,170  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 12.80   $ 16.29   $ 20.43   $ 22.51   $ 23.76   $ 19.08  
    Yearly $26,610   $33,890   $42,490   $46,820   $49,420   $39,690  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 22.7%
    Paper manufacturing 22.2%
    Transportation equipment manufacturing 16.0%
    Wood product manufacturing 15.7%
    Furniture and related product manufacturing 7.8%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Examine and measure completed materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices such as tape measures, gauges, or calipers.
     
  • Adjust machine components according to specifications such as widths, lengths, and thickness of materials and amounts of glue, cement, or adhesive required.
     
  • Monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions and report or resolve problems.
     
  • Read work orders and communicate with coworkers to determine machine and equipment settings and adjustments and supply and product specifications.
     
  • Fill machines with glue, cement, or adhesives.
     
  • Mount or load material such as paper, plastic, wood, or rubber in feeding mechanisms of cementing or gluing machines.
     
  • Maintain production records such as quantities, dimensions, and thicknesses of materials processed.
     
  • Start machines, and turn valves or move controls to feed, admit, apply, or transfer materials and adhesives, and to adjust temperature, pressure, and time settings.
     
  • Perform test production runs and make adjustments as necessary to ensure that completed products meet standards and specifications.
     
  • Remove jammed materials from machines and readjust components as necessary to resume normal operations.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  updated December 2006
     


    Knowledge
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  updated December 2006
     


    Skills
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  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
     
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
     
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Rate Control - The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
     
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
     
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
     
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
     
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
     
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
     
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
     
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
     
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  updated December 2006
     


    Work Activities
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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Controlling Machines and Processes - Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
     
  • Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  updated December 2006
     


    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  updated December 2006
     


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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders  updated December 2006
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders 
     

     
     
     
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