Machine Feeders and Offbearers

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What do they do?

Feed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers.

Also known as:

Catcher, Cotton Tipper, Dryer Feeder, Feeder, Line Operator, Lug Loader, Machine Feeder, Offbearer, Sawmill Worker, Sewing Line Baler, Tube Puller

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Machine Feeders and Offbearers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 0.2%

    Percent Change

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  • 8,800

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (5.2%)
  • Associate's degree (8.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (16%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (41.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (27.7%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Record operational or production data.
  • Operate conveyors or other industrial material moving equipment.
  • Measure product or material dimensions.
  • Weigh materials to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Mark materials or objects for identification.
  • Clean facilities or work areas.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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