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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $30,270.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 11,067
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.32 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Package goods for shipment or storage
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Sew materials by hand
Position machines, equipment, or structures

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems
Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed
Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Maintain consistent production quality
Perform repetitive tasks
Monitor assembly quality
Monitor operation of mail preparation or handling machines

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Clear equipment jams
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Repair production equipment or tools
Clean industrial, production, or manufacturing tools, equipment, or machinery
Clean production equipment
Lubricate production equipment

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Classify materials or products according to specifications
Attach identification information to products, items, or containers
Mark materials or objects for identification
Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Supervisory Skills
Product Sales
Description and Demonstration of Products
Retail Sales
Customer Contact

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