Capping Machine Operator

Tend machines that insert washers and affixes cover to dry-cell containers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Capping Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that inserts and tamps washers and affixes cover to dry-cell containers: Inserts washers and dumps caps into feeding mechanisms. Starts machine and observes mirror to inspect units passing on conveyor to ensure washers are at prescribed depth. Inspects capped cells for defects and offcenter carbon rods. Adjusts machine for changes in size of cans or to correct malfunction, using handtools. May tend machine equipped with device that cuts paper washers from tape, inserts washer, and affixes cap to can.

Should I be a Capping Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Cap-And-Stud-Machine Operator, Washer-and-Capper-Machine Operator

    How to become a Capping Machine Operator

    Capping 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 Capping Machine Operator-related education!
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