Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. Includes cannery workers who pack food products.
Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities:
Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
Tend or operate machine that packages product.
Remove finished packaged items from machine and separate rejected items.
Regulate machine flow, speed, or temperature.
Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
Secure finished packaged items by hand tying, sewing, gluing, stapling, or attaching fastener.
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.
Inspect and remove defective products and packaging material.
Clean and remove damaged or otherwise inferior materials to prepare raw products for processing.
Sort, grade, weigh, and inspect products, verifying and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications.
Clean, oil, and make minor adjustments or repairs to machinery and equipment, such as opening valves or setting guides.
Monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams, or glue that isn't sticking properly.
Stack finished packaged items, or wrap protective material around each item and pack the items in cartons or containers.
Count and record finished and rejected packaged items.
Package the product in the form in which it will be sent out, for example, filling bags with flour from a chute or spout.
Supply materials to spindles, conveyors, hoppers, or other feeding devices and unload packaged product.
Attach identification labels to finished packaged items, or cut stencils and stencil information on containers, such as lot numbers or shipping destinations.
Experience and Education: High School Diploma Knowledge and Skills Required:
Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.