Labor Market Information
Occupational Employment Statistics
DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
51-9111 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.
Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
First Quarter 2019
Leading Industries for Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
OES Employment (Statewide)
OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining
Trade, Transportation and Utilities
Professional and Business Services
Other Regional Data for Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
% Change 2016-2026
St Cloud MN MSA
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA
Northeast Balance of State
Duluth MN-WI MSA
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA
Rochester MN MSA
Fargo ND-MN MSA
Southwest Balance of State
La Crosse WI-MN MSA
Northwest Balance of State
Southeast Balance of State
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA
% Change 2016-2026
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
Pourers and Casters, Metal
Task for Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
Count and record finished and rejected packaged items.
Remove finished packaged items from machine and separate rejected items.
Stack finished packaged items, or wrap protective material around each item, and pack the items in cartons or containers.
Clean packaging containers, line and pad crates, or assemble cartons to prepare for product packing.
Attach identification labels to finished packaged items, or cut stencils and stencil information on containers, such as lot numbers or shipping destinations.
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.
Sort, grade, weigh, and inspect products, verifying and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications.
Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
Monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams, or glue that isn't sticking properly.
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