Inserting Machine Operator

Tend machines that insert printed matter into folders or envelopes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Inserting Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that inserts printed matter, such as letters or booklets into folders or envelopes: Stacks quantities of inserts and covers into machine feedboxes and turns setscrews to adjust feeder mechanisms, according to thickness of material. Starts machine and replenishes feedboxes with inserts and covers.


Should I be an Inserting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Hand Inserter Operator, Inkjet Operator, Inserter Operator, Insert Operator

    How to Become an
    Inserting Machine Operator

    Most Inserting Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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