Striping Machine Operator

Set up and operate striping machines.

What does a Striping Machine Operator do?

Sets up and operates striping machine to ink multicolored identification stripes on insulated wire according to specifications: Installs striping wheels in inking head and fills ink reservoirs. Adjusts footage counter and ink timer. Clamps wire spool on payoff spindle and threads wire around capstan, through inking head, and onto takeup spindle and starts machine. Inspects striped cable for defects and turns setscrews to adjust pressure of striping wheels. Mixes inks in power mixer, following formula, to obtain specified color shades. May thread wire through electric oven to dry ink.