Assembly Line Machine Operator

Feed components into automatic assembly machines.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Assembly Line Machine Operators do?

Feeds components, such as barrels, caps, cartridges, and nibs into and removes assembled pens and pencils from automatic assembly machine: Places components in predetermined sequence on revolving spindles or dumps components into hoppers. Lifts assembled pens or pencils from machine spindles and inspects for loose components. Places inspected units on conveyor. May be designated according to component or station as Assembly-Machine Feeder; Assembly-Machine Offbearer; Cartridge Feeder.

Should I be an Assembly Line Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Pen or Pencil Assembly Machine Operator

    How to Become an
    Assembly Line Machine Operator

    Most Assembly Line Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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