Pad Machine Feeder

Feed machines that compress and wrap excelsiors to make pads.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pad Machine Feeders do?

Feeds machine that compresses and wraps excelsior to make pads used in packing furniture and other products: Spreads excelsior on feed conveyor and observes operation to detect jamming of material and packaging defects. May fill glue reservoir, mount roll of paper on machine, and adjust conveyor guides and speed controls.


Should I be a Pad Machine Feeder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Pad Machine Feeder

    Most Pad 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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