Shot Bagger

Fill canvas bags with lead shot for shipment.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shot Baggers do?

Fills canvas bags with lead shot for shipment, using dispenser with volumetric measuring chamber: Pushes wheeled packing stand beneath bin containing size shot ordered. Hooks feed pipe from dispenser to bin spout. Pulls levers to permit shot to flow from storage bin through pipe into volumetric measuring chamber and from chamber into bag. Closes mouth of bag with wire, using wire-twisting tool. Weighs sample bags at prescribed intervals and turns knob to adjust measuring chamber capacity to produce specified weight.

Should I be a Shot Bagger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Cabbage Salter, Hosiery Bagger, Sausage Stringer, Scaler, Sliced Bacon, Utility Bagger, Volumetric Weigher

    How to become a Shot Bagger

    Most Shot Baggers 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:9raaaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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