Tag Machine Operator

Tend machines that automatically make shipping tags and file cards.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tag Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that automatically makes shipping tags and file and index cards: Threads paper stock between guides that pass paper under printing roll, corner cutter, punch, eyeletter, and shears. Turns mechanical counter to zero. Starts machine that prints specified data on tag, trims corners, punches holes in end and reinforces hole with paper or metal eyelets, cuts tag or card to size, and records quantity produced. Examines ejected tags or cards for defects and notifies department supervisor of machine malfunction. Packs specified number of tags or cards in bundles or cartons for shipment. May adjust machine controls to omit specific machine operations when not required.

Should I be a Tag Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

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    How to become a Tag Machine Operator

    Tag Machine Operators 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 Tag Machine Operator-related education!
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