Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

General Information

Description

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

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit94.88%
  2. Private, not for profit2.93%
  3. Self-employed1.24%
  4. Federal government0.57%
  5. State and local government0.26%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$32,640

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$41,290
$19,550
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 79%
  • Less than high school 17%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Production and Processing
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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