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Packaging Operator / Technician

281

Statewide
Job Postings
177th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
10,860

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$11.33 - $17.33

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$10.84 - $17.77

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Packaging Operator / Technician - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 281 job postings for the occupation of Packaging Operator / Technician in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Packaging Operator / Technician. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

Top 3 Certifications

There are not any certifications requested by Indiana employers for this occupation.
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What Packaging Operator / Technician Do:

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

Common Job Activities:

  • Sort, grade, weigh, and inspect products, verifying and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
  • Attach identification labels to finished packaged items, or cut stencils and stencil information on containers, such as lot numbers or shipping destinations.
  • Monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams, or glue that isn't sticking properly.
  • 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.
  • Package the product in the form in which it will be sent out, for example, filling bags with flour from a chute or spout.
  • Inspect and remove defective products and packaging material.
  • Start machine by engaging controls.
  • Remove finished packaged items from machine and separate rejected items.
  • Count and record finished and rejected packaged items.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Adjust machine components and machine tension and pressure according to size or processing angle of product.
  • Stack finished packaged items, or wrap protective material around each item, and pack the items in cartons or containers.
  • Regulate machine flow, speed, or temperature.
  • Tend or operate machine that packages product.
  • Supply materials to spindles, conveyors, hoppers, or other feeding devices and unload packaged product.
  • Clean and remove damaged or otherwise inferior materials to prepare raw products for processing.
  • Clean packaging containers, line and pad crates, or assemble cartons to prepare for product packing.
  • Secure finished packaged items by hand tying, sewing, gluing, stapling, or attaching fastener.
  • Clean, oil, and make minor adjustments or repairs to machinery and equipment, such as opening valves or setting guides.

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