Cager Operator

Tend stacking machines that load jars of baby food into metal baskets.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cager Operators do?

Tends stacking machine that loads sealed cans or jars of baby food into metal baskets for processing in retorts: Pushes basket, mounted on dolly, onto hydraulic lift mounted at floor level and located at discharge platform of filling machine. Presses button and moves lever to activate lift that raises adjustable bottom of basket up to level of platform. Presses button to activate device that slides jars of baby food from platform into basket. Places divider over each layer of jars in basket. Activates lift that lowers adjustable bottom of basket for subsequent layers of jars until basket is filled. Attaches tag to basket to identify type of baby food packed.

Should I be a Cager 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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Cat Wagon Operator, Coal Equipment Operator, Wagon Person

    How to become a Cager Operator

    Cager 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 Cager Operator-related education!
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