• Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 35,480
    $25,340 range bar $53,610
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. This category includes cannery workers who pack food products.

What do they typically do

  • Stock and sort product for packaging or filling machine operation, and refill supplies like wrapping paper, boxes, glue, or labels
  • Sort, grade, weigh, and inspect products, checking and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications
  • Operate the controls to start machines
  • Monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams, or glue that isn't sticking properly
  • Inspect and remove defective products and packaging material
  • Attach identification labels to finished packaged items, or cut stencils and stencil information on containers
  • Package the product in the proper form for distributing it
  • Observe how the machine operates to maintain product quality and make sure filled or packaged products conform to standards

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.1%
Job Openings 2,004

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
Private Training Programs

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