Baler

Tend automatic machines that bale rubber pellets .
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Balers do?

Tends automatic machine that bales rubber pellets: Observes machine compressing, wrapping, and sealing rubber pellets into bales. Reads meters to verify weights of bales. Observes coating mechanism and distribution of dope, talc, or film on bales. Removes wet bales from machines. Examines metal detector and wrapping mechanism for defects. Turns valves and presses button that resets baling operations when automatic controls malfunction. May tend automatic machine that stacks bales on pallets for storage or shipment.


Should I be a Baler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Feather Baler, Hair Baler, Leather Baler, Offal Baler, Rag Baler, Tobacco Baler, Waste Baler

    How to become a Baler

    Most Balers 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:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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