Operate machines to wind reinforcing metal bands around ends of boxes.
What does a Strapping Machine Operator do?
Operates machine to wind reinforcing metal or plastic bands around ends of boxes or cartons: Places spool of strapping on machine and threads end of strap through jaws of clamp. Adjusts jaws to attain specified tension on strap. Tightens clamp down on box or carton placed in it. Nails end of strap to box. Starts machine that automatically winds strap around box or carton. Nails strap to box, and cuts strap with snips. Releases pressure of clamp on box or carton and removes it from machine.