Rotary feeder - Salary and Career
Graphic Printing Workers

Rotary feeder - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They plan services for graphic printing and set up machines for printing. They perform graphic printing services, such as flat and rotary printing, digital printing, flexography, lithography, typography, letterset, chalcography, pad printing, rotograph printing and silkscreen printing. They work following technical and quality, safety, environmental, hygiene and health standards and procedures.

How much does an Rotary feeder earn

A Rotary feeder earns between $1.200 and $4.419 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.997 and a median salary of $1.673 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.440 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Rotary feeder

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.997 23.961 499 9
1º Quartile 1.200 14.398 300 6
Median Salary 1.673 20.076 418 8
3º Quartile 3.370 40.438 842 16
Higher Salary 4.419 53.023 1.105 20

Professional job categories

  • Workers in the production of industrial goods and services
    • workers in the textile, tanning, clothing and graphic arts industries
      • graphics production workers
        • graphic printing workers

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Main workplaces

Graphic Printing Workers they operate in the segment of editing, printing and reproduction of recordings and in various business activities as salaried employees with a formal contract. They are organized individually under permanent supervision, in a closed environment and in shifts (day/night). They work under pressure, in uncomfortable positions for a long period of time and remain exposed to toxic materials, radiation and intense noise.

What does it take to work in the field of Graphic Printing Workers

In order to perform these occupations, a completed high school education and a professional qualification course of 200 to 400 class hours are required, given by institutions or schools specialized in the area. The full performance of activities takes up to one year of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Rotary feeder

Graphic Printing Workers must:

  • print rotogravure;
  • print flexo, litho, typography and letterset;
  • rotogravure print;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • print in chalkography and pad printing;
  • adjust machines for printing;
  • adjust machines for printing;
  • print flat and rotating offset;
  • print on silkscreen;
  • screen print (silkscreen);
  • print safely;
  • print flexography, litho, typography and letterset;
  • print fingerprint;
  • print in chalkography and pad printing;
  • print in silkscreen;
  • adjusting machines for printing;
  • print on chalkography and pad printing;
  • adjust the printing machines;
  • print flexography, lithography, typography and letterset;
  • adjust printing machines;
  • print silkscreen;
  • planning graphic printing services;
  • print in chalchography and pad printing;
  • plan graphic printing services;

  • Activities

    • prepare matrix for printing;
    • fill machine with support (paper, plastics, tinplate);
    • fix inkers on the machine;
    • guide the work team regarding operational procedures;
    • press the squeegee on the screen to print;
    • prepare the mold for printing;
    • adjust the pressure of the cylinders;
    • adjust paper size and tension;
    • program machine;
    • regular ink cartridge;
    • put the print cylinders on the machine;
    • manually fix matrix to branch;
    • adjust cylinder temperature and roller pressure;
    • conserve machines;
    • adjust scraper blade pressure and angle;
    • adjust cylinder pressure;
    • show self-organization;
    • prepare the bath for cleaning the matrix;
    • evaluate the performance of the production team;
    • measure with a ruler the stops according to the specifications;
    • adjust folder;
    • attach scraper blade to machine;
    • analyze work order;
    • control physical and chemical values of wetting solutions;
    • follow safety, environmental and work procedures;
    • manually replace roller and press;
    • adjusting cylinder pressure;
    • check compliance (font, image);
    • adjust chip extractor;
    • receive files;
    • organize workplace;
    • visually control the level of wetting solutions;
    • adjust ink tint;
    • mark the paper according to the caliper measurements;
    • use personal protective equipment;
    • fix dies in the machine;
    • fix relief plate in die cut and crease;
    • fix screen to crate;
    • clean machines;
    • fill the machine with support (paper, plastics, tinplate);
    • recording machine operating conditions and production progress;
    • show initiative;
    • adjusting the cylinder case;
    • add ink on canvas;
    • send file for ripping (digital machine language transformation);
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • check specifications of materials and tools for printing;
    • hinge the crate to the printing table;
    • select print files;
    • control visually or by instrument the tone and registration of the form;
    • adjust output systems;
    • mark the mold on the rollers, pressing it into the die;
    • manually or automatically adjust the square (side and front stops) of the printer;
    • put the printed in the oven;
    • take proofs;
    • adjust the collet manually;
    • add auxiliary products to the ink (thinners, dryers);
    • monitor the performance of the production team;
    • attach the ink reservoir to the machine;
    • detail-oriented (visual acuity);
    • manually or automatically adjust the registration of printed material;
    • fill ink cartridges;
    • mount the die on the machine;
    • adjust the size of printing machine;
    • adjust rails;
    • fix dies on the machine;
    • order materials;
    • adjust drying oven temperature;
    • guid the work team regarding operational procedures;
    • adjust die wetting;
    • show motor coordination;
    • adjust rollers;

    Sectors that hire Rotary feeder the most in the job market

    • printing books, magazines and other periodicals
    • temporary labor lease
    • printing material for other uses
    • plastic material packaging manufacture
    • general building material retail trade
    • wholesale of machinery and equipment for industrial use
    • packing and packaging under contract
    • manufacture of paper products, cardboard, cardboard and corrugated cardboard
    • newspaper printing
    • edition integrated to the printing of records, lists and other graphic products

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