• Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 30,780
    $21,060 range bar $52,500
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment.

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 +0.0%
Job Opening 1,728

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    License
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