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Cover Making Machine Operator Salary
in Alabama, United States

$30,915 (USD)

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Last updated: March 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cover Making Machine Operator is $30,915 a year and $15 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Cover Making Machine Operator is between $23,556 and $36,955. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Tends machine that glues binder boards and reinforcing strips to covering material, miters corners of covers, and turns edges of covers over boards to assemble book covers: reads work order to determine adjustment requirements.
  • Turns thumbscrews to adjust feed hopper guides according to size of binder boards and covers, and fills feed hopper with binder boards and covers.
  • Mounts roll of reinforcing paper onto spindle, or inserts roll into holder, and adjusts cutting blade.
  • Adjusts corner-nicking and mitering blades as specified.
  • Fills glue fountain and turns switch to activate heating element.
  • Adjusts rollers to distribute glue on binder boards and reinforcing strips.
  • Adjusts pressure gauge of roller, according to thickness of binder boards.
  • Starts machine and places covering pieces sequentially onto feeder.
  • Examines finished covers to ensure established standards have been met.
  • Adjusts machine as necessary during production run.
  • Occasionally stirs glue to maintain consistency.
  • May mount roll of headbands on spindle of machine that cuts and glues headbands on each end of reinforcing strip.
  • May position, align, and press binder boards, reinforcing strips, and headbands onto covering material, and turn in corners manually.
  • May slide cover down into machine or push cover between press surfaces of pneumatic-powered machine that folds, creases, and bonds protruding edges of covers over boards and manually rotates cover until all edges have been creased and bonded.
  • May feed covers through rotary press to ensure bonding.
  • May stack finished covers on table.
Cover Making Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 15,860

Estimated population of Cover Making Machine Operator jobs: 479

Rate of error: 4.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Cover Making Machine Operator Job Listings for Alabama, United States

Coordinator, Cold End
Mar 6
Lanett, AL, USA
Knauf Insulation North America & Silvercote Lamination, LLC.
Must possess a valid OSHA Certified Industrial Truck Operator License. Critical Competencies ... Assist with set-up and operation of the Roll Up machine when the plant is running roll goods. 7
Mar 1
Anniston, AL, USA
DAV-Force Inc.
... and operating standard machine tools. This incumbent is responsible for the shaping of metal parts to close tolerances, making standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling ...
Annodizing Line Operator - 4448915
Mar 1
Montgomery, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
Has immediate openings for experienced Annodizing Line Operators in the Montgomery area! We need ... Stamp/lubricate cover channels. Provide assistance in the operation of the Teflon machine. Follow ...
Heavy Equipment and Machinery Mechanic
Feb 26
Mobile, AL, USA
We employ 4,000 people operating at 180 locations around the world. To learn more about EMR please ... And will assists in reporting quality issues, making recommendations for equipment and ...
Maintenance Engineer
Feb 4
Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
... machine operating time. Scope of work involves reducing the failure rate of equipment and machinery ... Decision Making * Communication Technical knowledge/skills (entry, intermediate, advanced
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