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Stretching Machine Operator

Operate machines to stretch plastic sheets to specified dimensions.

What does a Stretching Machine Operator do?

Operates machine to stretch plastic sheets to specified dimensions: Positions sheet in machine and clamps hydraulic rams to edges of sheet. Sets temperature control and starts blowers to heat sheet. Adjusts stops on hydraulic rams and starts machine to stretch sheet to specified dimensions. Removes sheet and places it on table or rack to cool. May cut stretched sheet into pieces of specified size, using bandsaw. May inspect stretched sheet against grid board to locate distortion-free areas.