Packaging Machine Operator I Salary in the United States

How much does a Packaging Machine Operator I make in the United States? The average Packaging Machine Operator I salary in the United States is $30,295 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $26,435 and $34,096. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Packaging Machine Operator I sets up and operates a packaging machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Fills, secures, and labels containers according to company and/or customer specifications. Being a Packaging Machine Operator I verifies goods packaged against package invoices. Reads and interprets blueprints and diagrams to select, position and secure machinery. Additionally, Packaging Machine Operator I adjusts machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications, and in a timely fashion. Documents inventory number and weight, and organizes packages. May make minor repairs to packaging equipment as needed. May have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Packaging Machine Operator I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Packaging Machine Operator I

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

  2. Up a level:

    Packaging Machine Operator II

    1 - 3 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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