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Bottoming Machine Operator

Tend machines that automatically cut, fold, and glue ends of tubes.

What does a Bottoming Machine Operator do?

Tends machine that automatically cuts, folds, and glues ends of tubes together to form bottoms in single or multiwall paper bags: Loads paper tubes into automatic feedrack, fills glue hopper, and starts machine. Observes machine operation, removes material caught in rollers to relieve jams, and spot-verifies processed bags to detect imperfections in cutting, folding, or gluing. Adjusts feed guides, rollers, and glue regulator, using handtools, to ensure conformity to specifications. May tend machine equipped with valving mechanism that automatically forms opening in top of bag and inserts sleeve in opening.