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Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $9.14 - $12.00

Typical Annual Salary: $19,000 - $25,000

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Attach identification labels to finished packaged items, or cut stencils and stencil information on containers, such as lot numbers or shipping destinations.
  • Monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams, or glue that isn't sticking properly.
  • 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.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Hand trucks or accessories
  • Pallet trucks
  • Razor knives
  • Screwdrivers
  • Sewing machines

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Label making software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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