Filling Machine Tender

Tend machines that inject cream fillings into snack-size cakes.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Filling Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that automatically injects cream filling into snack-size cakes: Starts pump to fill machine hopper with filling. Presses button to activate conveyor that conveys cakes under nozzles that automatically inject filling into cakes. Observes cakes being filled to ascertain that cream is injected into center of cakes in prescribed portions. Observes action of automatic dumping device at end of conveyor to ensure that all cakes in pan are dumped onto another conveyor which routes them for packaging. Cleans residual filling from machine hopper and nozzles. May turn hand valves to regulate pressurized flow and quantities of cream filling injected into cakes. May collect and weigh measured amounts of aerated filling to ensure conformance with gravity specifications. May remove, discard, and keep tally of unacceptable cakes.


Should I be a Filling Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Long-Filler-Cigar Roller, Machine

    How to become a Filling Machine Tender

    Most Filling Machine Tenders 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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