Heading Machine Operator

Tend machines that sand excess points from pencil ends and cut the pencils.

What does a Heading Machine Operator do?

Tends machine that sands excess point from pencil ends and cuts pencils to specified length: Dusts ends of pencils with cornstarch to prevent sticking together. Places pencils in hopper of machine and starts machine. Examines pencils for defects, such as chips in paint and incorrect length. Bundles pencils, using cord, and places bundles on pallet or places pencils in rack and blows wood and lead dust from pencils, using airhose. Replaces worn sandpaper on machine drum. May replace knives in machine, using wrench.