Ballpoint Pen Assembly Machine Operator

Feed automatic rolling machines that form pliable candies into shapes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Ballpoint Pen Assembly Machine Operators do?

Feeds automatic rolling machine that forms pliable candy into shapes, such as balls or disks: Applies colored candy strips onto outside of candy roll to form stripes. Places bulk candy on heated canvas belt. Rolls candy into ropelike shape. Starts machine. Feeds rolled candy into machine that cuts, rolls, cools, and drops shaped candy onto conveyor leading to wrapping department.


Should I be a Ballpoint Pen Assembly 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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to Become a
    Ballpoint Pen Assembly Machine Operator

    Most Ballpoint Pen Assembly 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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