Feed Weigher

Tend machines that fill and sew tops of sacks of stockfeed.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Feed Weighers do?

Tends machine that fills and sews tops of sacks of stockfeed: Shakes bag open, places bag under chute, and presses pedal that releases preweighed batch of feed into sack. Lifts filled sack on bag-closing machine conveyor, folds end of sack, and clamps sewing unit in place. Starts sewing device which automatically sews tops of bag. May hand sew tops of filled sacks. May weigh filled sacks, using platform scales.

Should I be a Feed Weigher?

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

  • Also known as: Feed Elevator Worker

    How to become a Feed Weigher

    Most Feed Weighers 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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