IS PACKAGING & FILLING MACHINE OPERATION & TENDING RIGHT FOR YOU?

Are you:

  • Attentive to Detail?
  • Dependable?
  • Trustworthy?
  • Adaptable/Flexible?
  •  Cooperative?
Job Description:

Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. Includes cannery workers who pack food products

Tasks:

  • Sort, grade, weigh, and inspect products, verifying and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
  • Monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams, or glue that isn’t sticking properly.
  • Attach identification labels to finished packaged items, or cut stencils and stencil information on containers, such as lot numbers or shipping destinations.
  • Stock and sort product for packaging or filling machine operation, and replenish packaging supplies, such as wrapping paper, plastic sheet, boxes, cartons, glue, ink, or labels.
  • Package the product in the form in which it will be sent out, for example, filling bags with flour from a chute or spout.
  • Inspect and remove defective products and packaging material.
  • Start machine by engaging controls.
  • Remove finished packaged items from machine and separate rejected items.
  • Count and record finished and rejected packaged items.

WorkKeys Occupational Profile Median Scores

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Locating Information - Level 4
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Regional Occupation Statistics:

Average Hourly Salary

  • Entry-Level                     $9.55
  • Median                           $13.79
  • Experienced                   $21.28

Annual Openings                   17

2021 Projected Employment 623

Average Education Level      High School Diploma/GED

Sources:   Labor Market Data EDSI

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