What do Machine Feeders and Offbearers do?

Feed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers.

  • Inspect materials and products for defects, and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Remove materials and products from machines and equipment, and place them in boxes, trucks or conveyors, using hand tools and moving devices.
  • Push dual control buttons and move controls in order to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment.
  • Identify and mark materials, products, and samples, following instructions.
  • Load materials and products into machines and equipment, or onto conveyors, using hand tools and moving devices.
  • Clean and maintain machinery, equipment, and work areas to ensure proper functioning and safe working conditions.
  • Weigh or measure materials or products to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Fasten, package, or stack materials and products, using hand tools and fastening equipment.
  • Record production and operational data, such as amount of materials processed.
  • Add chemicals, solutions, or ingredients to machines or equipment as required by the manufacturing process.
  • Transfer materials and products to and from machinery and equipment, using industrial trucks or hand trucks.
  • Open and close gates of belt and pneumatic conveyors on machines that are fed directly from preceding machines.
  • Shovel or scoop materials into containers, machines, or equipment for processing, storage, or transport.

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Necessary Skills

  • Operation Monitoring
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Listening