Depositing Machine Operator

Operate machines that deposit fillings on cookies or crackers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Depositing Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to deposit filling, such as icing, marshmallow, or peanut butter on cookies or crackers: Installs specified nozzles in machine, using wrench. Starts pump to load machine hopper with filling. Starts conveyor to position cookies under nozzles. Turns valve to deposit specified amount of filling on cookies. Pulls lever to feed product under refrigerated roller to spread filling over cookies. Wipes filling from roller, using wet cloth. Verifies weight of cookies on scale. May place pans or sheets of cookies under nozzles. May mix ingredients for filling.


Should I be a Depositing 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.

  • How to Become a
    Depositing Machine Operator

    Depositing 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 Depositing Machine Operator-related education!
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