Machine Feeder

Feed or remove materials from automatic fabricating machines.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Feeders do?

Feeds or removes metal, plastic, or other stock and material from automatic fabricating machines: Places stock into hoppers, onto conveyors of self-centering machine bed, or lifts coils of sheet metal or wire onto feedrack. Removes stock from conveyor and piles it into boxes, truck, or on feed conveyor for next operation. May push dual control buttons to activate machine. May work in pairs to feed or remove pieces from machine. May thread sheet metal or wire through machine. May be designated by machine fed as Shear Operator, Automatic II; or by task performed as Punch-Press Feeder; Punch-Press Offbearer; Straightening-Machine Feeder.

Should I be a Machine Feeder?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Assembly-Machine Feeder, Blending-Machine Feeder, Boring-Machine Feeder, Box-Blank-Machine Feeder See More

    How to become a Machine Feeder

    Most Machine Feeders 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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