Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

A-Operator, Bundler, Chemical Operator, Closing Machine Operator, Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator (CNC Machine Operator), Fabrication Technician, Filler Operator, Machine Operator, Packaging Machine Operator, Packaging Operator, Packer Inspector, Packing Attendant, Packing Machine Operator, Production Worker, Sheeter Helper

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 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:

  • 1.3%

    Percent Change

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  • 46,700

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4.7%)
  • Associate's degree (4.2%)
  • Some college, no degree (17.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (41.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (31.6%)

Percent of workers in this field

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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.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
  • Weigh finished products.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading.
  • Clear equipment jams.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs.
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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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