Machine Feeders and Offbearers

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Manually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.

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  • Possible Duties

    • 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 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.
  • Skills and education

    • Operation Monitoring
    • Monitoring
    • Customer and Personal Service
    • Education and Training Skills
    • Production and Processing
    • Mechanical
  • Related Sources

  • How do I get started?

Possible Duties

  • 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 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.

Skills and education

  • Operation Monitoring
  • Monitoring
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training Skills
  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical

Related Sources

How do I get started?

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