Valving Machine Operator

Tend machines that form opening in paper bags.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Valving Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that forms opening in paper bags through which loose materials, such as cement, sugar, lime, fertilizers, and sand are poured into bag: Positions unsewed paper bag on machine bed between guide arms. Depresses pedal or moves lever to start machine that automatically creases and folds bottom of paper bag to form valve, and discharges it onto conveyor. May tend sleeve machine that automatically cuts and glues strips of paper used to close valves of filled bags [SLEEVER]. May tend machine that forms valve and sews ends of bags and be designated Combination Valving-And-Sewing-Machine Operator.

Should I be a Valving 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Combination Valving-And-Sewing-Machine Operator

    How to become a Valving Machine Operator

    Valving 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 Valving Machine Operator-related education!
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