Counting Machine Operator

Tend machines that count sheets of paper and insert markers between sheets.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Counting Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that counts sheets of paper and inserts marker between sheets at specified interval: Positions skid of paper beside machine counting head, using handtruck. Raises paper at corner, using iron bar, and inserts wedge between skid and paper to fan edge of paper. Secures paper stack to skid, using clamp. Sets counter dial at zero and sets marker interval dial at specified number. Pushes button to move counting head into position against corner of stack and starts machine. Observes machine operation and makes adjustments to counting head to ensure accurate counting.


Should I be a Counting Machine Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Code Machine Operator, Coding Machine Operator, Compound-Machine Operator, Cooky Machine Operator

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    Counting Machine Operator

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