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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $31,220.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 869
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 4.06 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Shape metal or plastic
Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Adjust textile, fabric, or garment related equipment or machinery
Cut metal or plastic material
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Process metals using power or hand tools
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Cut fabric or leather material
File metal or plastic objects
Cast metal objects
Remove workpieces from molds
Cast precision cast patterns, molds, or dies to form objects
Fabricate components for precision instruments
Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds
Pour material such as liquid plastic or metal into molds
Build production molds
Construct molds for casting objects
Fabricate goods from leather
Skim impurities from molten metal
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Package goods for shipment or storage
Prepare site or surface before casting metal
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Supervisory Skills
Product Sales
Description and Demonstration of Products
Retail Sales
Customer Contact

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