Capsule Filling Machine Operator

Operate machines to fill gelatin capsules with medicinal preparations.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Capsule Filling Machine Operators do?

Operates capsulating machine to fill gelatin capsules with medicinal preparations: Scoops empty capsules into loading hopper and scoops medicinal preparation into filling hopper of capsulating machine. Fills capsule rings with empty capsules, uncouples rings, and fills lower half of capsule with powdered or pelletized medicine. Recouples capsule rings and inserts rings into closing and ejecting forks. Depresses pedal to close filled capsules and eject them into receiving container. Polishes capsules, using polishing cloth, and inspects capsules for breakage and defective filling. Weighs specified number of capsules and compares weight with weight specification sheet. May operate capsule branding machine to print establishment name on capsule.


Should I be a Capsule Filling Machine Operator?

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.

  • Also known as: Can-Filling-Machine Operator, Capsule Machine Operator, Capsule Maker, Carton Filling Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Capsule Filling Machine Operator

    Most Capsule Filling 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: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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