Keying Machine Operator

Tend keying machines that print coded data on paper stock.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Keying Machine Operators do?

Tends keying machine that prints coded data on paper stock used to promote sale of magazines: Ascertains stock and code information to be used. Removes printing head from keying machine, inserts specified type in holder, and replaces head. Adjusts machine for size of stock and loads stock in paper guides on machine table. Starts machine that automatically prints code, and observes operation to determine whether print is legible. Removes processed stock from machine.

Should I be a Keying Machine Operator?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Kingsbury Machine Operator, Tying-In-Machine Operator

    How to become a Keying Machine Operator

    Keying 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 Keying Machine Operator-related education!
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