Carton Packaging Machine Operator

Tend machines that pack and seal packaged tobacco products into cartons.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Carton Packaging Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that packs and seals packaged tobacco products into cartons: Examines packaged products on conveyor to detect defects, such as defective folds or seams in wrappers or tear tape, offcentered stamps, or dents in cans. Removes defective packages and notifies CIGARETTE-PACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR or TOBACCO-PACKING-MACHINE OPERATOR. Observes flow of cartons into machine and removes defective cartons. Notifies MACHINE ADJUSTER of machine malfunction. May form and place cartons on machine. May turn setscrews to set carton-holding guides to accommodate cartons of various sizes. May be known according to product packaged as Cigarette-Boxing-Machine Operator. Workers who package product by hand are classified under PACKER.

Should I be a Carton Packaging 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Blister Packaging Machine Operator, Carton-Gluing-Machine Operator, Carton Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Carton Packaging Machine Operator

    Most Carton Packaging 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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