Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators
On the Job
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators run machines that use adhesives to join items together. For example, the machines they operate may join veneer sheets into plywood, or glue sheets of paper together.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate forklifts or other loaders.
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products.
- Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
- Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
- Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
- Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
- Conduct test runs of production equipment.
- Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
- Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
- Clean production equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Working with a group or team.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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