Tray Casting Machine Operator

Tend conveyor-type casting machines that pump process cheese into molds.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tray Casting Machine Operators do?

Tends conveyor-type casting machine that pumps process cheese into molds to form slices of specified size and weight: Places paper interleaves in dispenser and presses button to signal for cheese to be dropped into hopper. Starts machine that automatically pumps measured amounts of cheese onto interleaves in trays, and spreads cheese into slices of specified size. Observes weight-indicator light and moves lever to regulate amount of cheese deposited in tray. Straightens interleaves, replaces clogged dispenser, or feeder needle, scrapes cheese from tamper and vacuum openings in tray, and removes malformed slices.

Should I be a Tray Casting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Tray Casting Machine Operator

    Most Tray Casting Machine Operators 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:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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