Pilling Machine Operator

Tend pilling machines that compress plastics powders into pellets.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pilling Machine Operators do?

Tends pilling machine that compresses plastics powder into pellets or biscuits of specified weight and shape: Dumps plastics powders into machine hopper, using drum hoist or starts screw conveyor that loads hopper with material from storage bin. Opens gate valve to control flow of powder from hopper into machine. Turns steam valve to regulate temperature of machine according to ammeter gauge, and adjusts die pressure to attain specified hardness of pill. May clean, change, and adjust die. May be designated according to type of machine tended as Rotary Preformer; Single-Stroke Preformer.

Should I be a Pilling 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.
  • 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: Mill Room Machine Operator, Plodding Machine Operator

    How to become a Pilling Machine Operator

    Most Pilling 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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