Pail Bailer

Tend machines that automatically attaches bails to pails.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pail Bailers do?

Tends machine that automatically attaches bails to pails: Feeds coil of wire into machine, and places plastic handles that are attached automatically to bail by machine into hopper. Turns knobs to time movement of pails on conveyor for attachment of bails. Observes operation of machine to detect jams and malfunctions. Inserts bails in pails missed by machine, using handtool. Inspects bails for quality and reports irregularities to supervisor. May tend machine that fabricates bails for use on metal containers, or welds handles to can covers.

Should I be a Pail Bailer?

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: Bin Piler, Paper Bundler

    How to become a Pail Bailer

    Pail Bailers 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 Pail Bailer-related education!
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