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Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders - 51-9191.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Operate or tend bonding machines that use adhesives to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. Processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood; gluing paper; or joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Coater Operator
  • Glue Line Operator
  • Glue Reel Operator
  • Gluer Machine Operator
  • Gluing Pressman
  • Machine Operator
  • Perfect Bind Machine Operator
  • Sealer Operator
  • Utility Worker

SOC Occupation Groups

51-0000 Production Occupations
51-9000 Other Production Occupations
51-9190 Miscellaneous Production Workers
51-9191.00 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Related Occupations


  • Adjust machine components according to specifications such as widths, lengths, and thickness of materials and amounts of glue, cement, or adhesive required.
  • Align and position materials being joined to ensure accurate application of adhesive or heat sealing.
  • Clean and maintain gluing and cementing machines, using solutions, lubricants, brushes, and scrapers.
  • Depress pedals to lower electrodes that heat and seal edges of material.
  • Examine and measure completed materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices such as tape measures, gauges, or calipers.
  • Fill machines with glue, cement, or adhesives.
  • Maintain production records such as quantities, dimensions, and thicknesses of materials processed.
  • Measure and mix ingredients to prepare glue.
  • Monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions and report or resolve problems.
  • Mount or load material such as paper, plastic, wood, or rubber in feeding mechanisms of cementing or gluing machines.
  • Observe gauges, meters, and control panels to obtain information about equipment temperatures and pressures, or the speed of feeders or conveyors.
  • Perform test production runs and make adjustments as necessary to ensure that completed products meet standards and specifications.
  • 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.
  • Remove jammed materials from machines and readjust components as necessary to resume normal operations.
  • 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.
  • Transport materials, supplies, and finished products between storage and work areas, using forklifts.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products.
  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Clear equipment jams.
  • Conduct test runs of production equipment.
  • Exchange information with colleagues.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Maintain production or processing equipment.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
  • Mix substances to create chemical solutions.
  • Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions.
  • Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment.
  • Move products, materials, or equipment between work areas.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
  • Operate forklifts or other loaders.
  • Operate heating or drying equipment.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
  • Stack finished items for further processing or shipment.
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Allied Trades Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Band Builder
  • Bead Preparer
  • Blanket-Winder Operator
  • Board-Liner Operator
  • Bonder, Automobile Brakes
  • Book-Jacket-Cover-Machine Operator
  • Box-Lining-Machine Feeder
  • Box-Sealing-Machine Operator
  • Brush-Head Maker
  • Card Decorator
  • Case-Making-Machine Operator
  • Cementer and Folder, Machine
  • Cementer, Machine
  • Cementer, Machine Applicator
  • Chip-Applying-Machine Tender
  • Collet Gluer
  • Core Feeder, Plywood Layup Line
  • Core-Composer-Machine Tender
  • Core-Laying-Machine Operator
  • Cover Stripper
  • Coverer, Looseleaf Binder
  • Crew Leader, Gluing
  • Crown-Assembly-Machine Operator
  • Doweling-Machine Operator
  • Dual-Hose Cementer
  • Edge Bander, Machine
  • Edge-Glue-Machine Tender
  • Ending-Machine Operator
  • Extension Edger
  • Glass-Wool-Blanket-Machine Feeder
  • Glue Spreader, Veneer
  • Glue-Machine Operator
  • Glue-Spreading-Machine Operator
  • Gluing-Machine Operator
  • Gluing-Machine Operator, Automatic
  • Handle-Machine Operator
  • Hat-Stock-Laminating-Machine Operator
  • Hot-Plate-Plywood-Press Operator
  • Laminating-Machine Operator
  • Laminator
  • Laminator II
  • Lamp-Shade Joiner
  • Liner-Machine Operator
  • Masking-Machine Operator
  • Paster, Hat Lining
  • Patch-Machine Operator
  • Roll Builder
  • Sealing-Machine Operator
  • Ski Topper
  • Splicer Operator
  • Spool Maker
  • Stripping-Machine Operator
  • Tape-Making-Machine Operator
  • Taper Operator
  • V-Belt Builder
  • Wrapping-Machine Operator