Align and position materials being joined to ensure accurate application of adhesive. Adjust machine components according to specifications such as widths, lengths, and thickness of materials and amounts of glue required.
Monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions and report or resolve problems. Start machines, and turn valves or move controls to feed, admit, apply, or transfer materials and adhesives, and to adjust temperature, pressure, and time settings.
Fill machines with glue. Perform test production runs and make adjustments as necessary to ensure that completed products meet standards and specifications.
Examine and measure completed materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices such as tape measures, gauges, or calipers.
Read work orders and communicate with coworkers to determine machine and equipment settings and adjustments and supply and product specifications.
Remove and stack completed materials or products, and restock materials to be joined. Observe gauges, meters, and control panels to obtain information about equipment temperatures and pressures, or the speed of feeders or conveyors.
Maintain production records such as quantities, dimensions, and thicknesses of materials processed. Remove jammed materials from machines and readjust components as necessary to resume normal operations.
Mount or load material such as paper, plastic, wood, or rubber in feeding mechanisms of cementing or gluing machines. Clean and maintain gluing machines, using solutions, lubricants, brushes, and scrapers.