Bagging Machine Operator

Tend machines that measure, cut and seal the materials used to form bags.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bagging Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that automatically measures, prints, cuts, folds, and glues, or seals plain or wax papers, polyethylene film, or cellophane to form bags: Threads materials from parent roll through guides and rollers to cutters, gluer, printer, folding device, or electric sealer. Starts machine, observes operation, and adjusts machine to ensure uniform shearing, printing, folding, gluing, or sealing of continuous roll of material into finished bags. May insert shaft into core of parent roll and secure with steel collars, using handtools, and mount roll onto machine, using hoist. May be designated according to material processed as Cellophane-Bag-Machine Operator; Polyethylene-Bag-Machine Operator; Waxed-Bag-Machine Operator.


Should I be a Bagging Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bag-Making-Machine Operator, Band Aid Machine Operator, Band Machine Operator, Polyethylene-Bag-Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Bagging Machine Operator

    Bagging Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Bagging Machine Operator-related education!
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