Can Filling and Closing Machine Tender

Tend machines that automatically wash, fill, and seal cans in cannery.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Can Filling and Closing Machine Tenders do?

Tends machines that automatically wash, fill, and seal cans in cannery: Pushes buttons and levers on control panel to start machines and monitors machine operations to verify that can washer, can food and liquid filler, can sealer, and conveyor mechanisms function in prescribed sequence. Observes cans leaving machines to detect defects, such as overfilled cans or misaligned lids. Pushes buttons to stop machines when machines malfunction, and notifies MAINTENANCE MECHANIC 638.281-014 of detected defects.


Should I be a Can Filling and Closing Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become a
    Can Filling and Closing Machine Tender

    Most Can Filling and Closing Machine Tenders 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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