Machine Feeders and Offbearers
SOC: 53-7063.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
104,200 employed

Projected (2024):
100,700 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Abrasive Grader Helper
  • Acid Dumper
  • Archery Equipment Hay Sorter
  • Asbestos Shingle Shearing Machine Operator
  • Assembler
  • Assembly Machine Operator
  • Assistant Floor Covering Printer
  • Automatic Glove Former
  • Automatic Glove Turner and Former
  • Automatic Nail Polish Brush Machine Feeder
  • Automatic Nailing Machine Feeder
  • Automatic Spooler Operator
  • Automatic Stacker
  • Back Tender
  • Bag Sewer
  • Bakery Worker
  • Baler
  • Ball Machine Operator
  • Bar Catcher
  • Barking Machine Feeder
  • Base Remover
  • Batch Mixer
  • Batch Trucker
  • Battery Loader
  • Battery Wrecker Operator
  • Bead Picker
  • Beam Racker
  • Beater and Pulper Feeder
  • Belt Knife Feeder
  • Belt Line Feeder
  • Belt Sander, Stone
  • Beveling and Edging Machine Operator Helper
  • Beveling Machine Operator
  • Bindery Machine Feeder-Offbearer
  • Bisque Placer
  • Black Powder Glazing Operator
  • Blender Operator
  • Block Breaker Operator
  • Block Feeder
  • Block Handler
  • Board Catcher
  • Bobbin Cleaning Machine Operator
  • Bone Char Operator
  • Boom Man
  • Boom Worker
  • Box Stacker
  • Brake Lining Curer
  • Break Off Worker
  • Brick Catcher
  • Brick Loader
  • Brick Off Bearer
  • Brick Offbearer
  • Broomcorn Press Feeder
  • Broomcorn Scraper
  • Broomcorn Seeder
  • Brush or Broom Cutter
  • Bulb Filler
  • Bundle Sorter
  • Bundles Hanger
  • Burr Grinder
  • Cake Knocker
  • Cake Puller
  • Cake Puncher
  • Calcine Furnace Loader
  • Calender Feeder
  • Can Carrier
  • Can Doffer
  • Can Dragger
  • Can Feeder
  • Can Pusher
  • Can Worker
  • Cane Feeder
  • Carbon Rod Inserter
  • Carroting Machine Offbearer
  • Carry in Worker
  • Carton Counter Feeder
  • Casing Cleaner
  • Casing in Line Feeder
  • Casing Machine Operator
  • Catcher
  • Cell Stripper
  • Chain Offbearer
  • Chain Person
  • Chainman
  • Chicle Grinder Feeder
  • Chip Crusher Operator
  • Chip Drier
  • Chip Washer
  • Chipman
  • Chipper Feeder
  • Chopper Feeder
  • Chute Feeder
  • Cigar Machine Feeder
  • Cigarette Making Machine Hopper Feeder
  • Cleat Feeder
  • Cleat Layer
  • Clip Loading Machine Feeder
  • Cloth Doffer
  • Cloth Feeder
  • Cloth Printer Helper
  • Cloth Printing Utility Worker
  • Clothespin Machine Operator
  • Coal Feeder Operator
  • Coating Machine Feeder
  • Color Dipper
  • Compound Coating Machine Offbearer
  • Compound Filler
  • Compound Worker
  • Conveyor Feeder
  • Conveyor Feeder Offbearer
  • Conveyor Loader
  • Cork Pressing Machine Operator
  • Cotton Ball Bagger
  • Cotton Cleaner
  • Cotton Feeder
  • Cotton Puller
  • Cotton Tipper
  • Cotton Washer
  • Cotton Wringer
  • Crayon Sorting Machine Feeder
  • Crimper
  • Crossfeeder Operator
  • Crusher Feeder
  • Crushing Machine Operator
  • Cupola Charger
  • Cupola Charger, Insulation
  • Curing Press Operator
  • Cut in Station Operator
  • Cut in Worker
  • Cutter
  • Cutting Machine Offbearer
  • Cylinder Press Feeder
  • Dairy Worker
  • Dairyman
  • Deckhand
  • Delivery Table Feeder
  • Design Assembler
  • Dessert Cup Machine Feeder
  • Destaticizer Feeder
  • Devulcanizer Charger
  • Digester Hand
  • Digester Operator Helper
  • Dip Stand Loader
  • Disc-Pad Grinding Machine Feeder
  • Disintegrator Feeder
  • Doffer
  • Drier
  • Drier Attendant
  • Drier Feeder
  • Drier Operator
  • Drier Operator V
  • Drier Take Off Tender
  • Dry Chain Operator
  • Dry Chain Puller
  • Dry Chain Worker
  • Dry Kiln Feeder
  • Dry Kiln Loader
  • Dryer Feeder
  • Drying Oven Attendant
  • Drying Rack Changer
  • Dumper
  • Dust Mill Operator
  • Dye-House Worker
  • Dye-Stand Loader
  • Dyed Raw Stock Blower Feeder
  • Dynamite Packing Machine Feeder
  • Edge Banding Machine Offbearer
  • Edge Banding Off Bearer
  • Edge Runner
  • Edger Machine Helper
  • Edging Machine Feeder
  • End-Touching Machine Operator
  • Enrobing Machine Feeder
  • Extract Puller
  • Extractor Loader and Unloader
  • Extractor Operator Helper
  • Feather Curling Machine Operator
  • Feather Cutting Machine Feeder
  • Feather Drying Machine Operator
  • Feed in Worker
  • Feeder
  • Feeder Catcher
  • Feeder/Folder
  • Felt Hanger
  • Felt Tipping Machine Tender
  • Filler Feeder
  • Finishing Machine Operator
  • First Breaker Feeder
  • Fish Boning Machine Feeder
  • Fish Dressing Machine Feeder
  • Fish Machine Feeder
  • Fish Skinning Machine Feeder
  • Fish Straightener
  • Flatwork Finisher
  • Floor Covering Printer Assistant
  • Flumer
  • Fly Worker
  • Folding Machine Feeder
  • Folding Machine Operator
  • Frame Feeder
  • Fringing Machine Operator
  • Fuel House Attendant
  • Furnace Helper
  • Fusing Furnace Loader
  • Fusing Machine Feeder
  • Gang Tailer
  • Gathering Machine Feeder
  • General Helper
  • General Laborer
  • Glass Cutting Machine Feeder
  • Glass Vial Bending Conveyor Feeder
  • Glost Placer
  • Gluing Machine Feeder
  • Gluing Machine Offbearer
  • Green Chain Off Bearer
  • Green Chain Operator
  • Green Chain Puller
  • Green Chain Worker
  • Green Chainer
  • Groover
  • Guider
  • Hacker
  • Hair Spinner
  • Hair Spinning Machine Operator
  • Hat and Cap Opener
  • Hat Forming Machine Feeder
  • Hay Sorter
  • Head Doffer
  • Head Machine Feeder
  • Heat Curer
  • Heat Treater
  • Hemp Fiber Taker-Off
  • Hog Feeder
  • Hog Man
  • Hog Worker
  • Hoop Coiler
  • Hopper Feeder
  • Hopper Filler
  • Horser Up
  • Hose Tubing Backer
  • Hot Plate Plywood Press Laborer
  • Injection Molding Machine Offbearer
  • Jogger
  • Kiln Loader
  • Kiln Placer
  • Kiln Remover
  • Knocker
  • Laborer
  • Laminated Plastic Tabletop Molding Wrapper
  • Laminating Machine Feeder
  • Lath Puller
  • Layer
  • Line Feeder
  • Line Trucker
  • Loader
  • Loading Machine Operator
  • Log Feeder
  • Lowerator Operator
  • Lug Loader
  • Lumber Chain Offbearer
  • Lumber Stacker
  • Lumber Tailer
  • Machine Applicator Cementer
  • Machine Clipper
  • Machine Egg Washer
  • Machine Feed Operator
  • Machine Feeder
  • Machine Feeder Floorperson
  • Machine Grainer
  • Machine Helper
  • Machine Hose Cutter
  • Machine Long Goods Helper
  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Plug Shaper
  • Machine Steak Tenderizer
  • Machine Striper
  • Machine Tailer
  • Machine Worker
  • Magazine Feeder
  • Magazine Filler
  • Magazine Grinder Loader
  • Magazine Hand
  • Mangle Press Catcher
  • Masking Machine Feeder
  • Mat Packer
  • Matcher Offbearer
  • Material Distributor
  • Material Handler
  • Mending Carrier
  • Mica Laminating Machine Feeder
  • Mill Operator Helper
  • Mirror Machine Feeder
  • Mixing Machine Feeder
  • Molder Helper
  • Molding Machine Operator Helper
  • Mottler Machine Feeder
  • Mounter
  • Multiple Drum Sander Helper
  • Nail Feeder
  • Nail Polish Brush Machine Feeder
  • Nailing Machine Feeder
  • Necker
  • Needle Punch Machine Operator Helper
  • Nut Chopper
  • Odd Bundle Worker
  • Offbearer
  • Opener
  • Order Processor
  • Outsole Flexer
  • Package Crimper
  • Packing Floor Worker
  • Packing Machine Can Feeder
  • Pad Machine Feeder
  • Pad Machine Offbearer
  • Paint Pourer
  • Paper Bag Press Operator
  • Paper Cone Drying Machine Operator
  • Pasting Machine Offbearer
  • Pen or Pencil Assembly Machine Operator
  • Perfect Binder Feeder Offbearer
  • Pie Bakery Laborer
  • Pig Iron Loader
  • Pillowcase Turner
  • Pin Maker
  • Pipe Smoking Machine Offbearer
  • Pitch Worker
  • Placer
  • Planer Feeder
  • Planer Off Bearer
  • Planer Tailer
  • Planning Feeder
  • Plastic Design Applier
  • Plate Take Out Worker
  • Plating Machine Operator
  • Plywood Layup Line Back Feeder
  • Plywood Layup Line Core Layer
  • Pole-Peeling Machine Operator Helper
  • Polishing Machine Operator Helper
  • Poly Packer and Heat Sealer
  • Pond Worker
  • Pony Rougher
  • Preparation Room Worker
  • Press Assistant and Feeder
  • Press Breaker
  • Press Bucker
  • Press Catcher
  • Press Feeder
  • Press Machine Feeder
  • Press Offbearer
  • Print Line Feeder
  • Print Line Tailer
  • Printed Circuit Board Panels Deburrer
  • Printer Slotter Feeder
  • Printer Slotter Helper
  • Printing Gray-Cloth Tender
  • Printing Grey Cloth Tender
  • Production Helper
  • Pulp Grinder Feeder
  • Pulverizer Feeder
  • Quill Cleaner
  • Quill Collector
  • Quill Skinner
  • Quill Stripper
  • Quill Worker
  • Rack Loader
  • Racker
  • Rag Cutting Machine Feeder
  • Raised Printer
  • Raw Stock Machine Feeder
  • Raw Stock Machine Loader
  • Reed Press Feeder
  • Reflector Driller and Deburrer
  • Resaw Tailer
  • Retort Unloader
  • Rip Tailer
  • Rockman
  • Rodman
  • Roll Tender
  • Rotary Cutter Feeder
  • Rotary Drier Feeder
  • Rubber Roller Grinder
  • Ruling Machine Feeder
  • Saw Feeder
  • Saw Tailer
  • Sawmill Worker
  • Sawyer
  • Scorer Helper
  • Scrap Sorter
  • Screen Printing Loader-Unloader
  • Screen-Printing Machine Loader-Unloader
  • Sequins Spooler
  • Service Worker
  • Sewer Pipe Offbearer
  • Sewing Line Baler
  • Shake Loader
  • Sheet Catcher
  • Sheet Tailer
  • Shellfish Processing Laborer
  • Shingle Catcher
  • Shingle Shearing Machine Operator
  • Shredded Filler Hopper Feeder
  • Shuttle Hand
  • Skinning Machine Feeder
  • Slab Puller
  • Slab Stripper
  • Slab Worker
  • Slabber
  • Slicing Machine Tender
  • Slip Feeder
  • Slitter-Creaser-Slotter Helper
  • Soap Chipper
  • Sock Boarder
  • Spike Machine Feeder
  • Spike Machine Heater
  • Spinning Doffer
  • Splitting Machine Feeder
  • Spooler Operator
  • Spray Machine Loader
  • Spray Unit Feeder
  • Stave Planer Tender
  • Steam Tunnel Feeder
  • Stem Sizer
  • Sticker
  • Sticker Hand
  • Sticker Machine Operator
  • Sticker Operator
  • Stickman
  • Stitching Machine Feeder or Offbearer
  • Stone Driller Helper
  • Stoneworking Belt Sander
  • Stoneworking Sander
  • Strander
  • Stranner
  • Strip Catcher
  • Stripper
  • Suppository Molding Machine Operator
  • Sweatband Cutting Machine Operator
  • Sweatband Flanger
  • Swing Tender
  • Switch Maker
  • Tabber
  • Table Worker
  • Tableman
  • Tag Stringer
  • Tagger
  • Tail Dogger
  • Tail Worker
  • Tailer
  • Tailer Off
  • Take Away Man
  • Take Away Worker
  • Take-Off Man
  • Take-Off Worker
  • Taker
  • Taker Off
  • Tamale Machine Feeder
  • Temple Marker
  • Tester-Operator Helper
  • Thermograph Operator
  • Third Dry-Cell Assembling Machine Tender
  • Thread Pulling Machine Attendant
  • Threading Machine Feeder Automatic
  • Tobacco Cloth Reclaimer
  • Tobacco Feeder-Catcher
  • Tobacco Hanger
  • Toggle Press Folder and Feeder
  • Top Dyeing Machine Loader
  • Tray Filler
  • Trimmer Helper
  • Tripper
  • Tube Handler
  • Tube Puller
  • Turn Down Attendant
  • Turn Down Man
  • Turn Down Worker
  • Twisting Machine Operator
  • Unscrambler
  • Utility Worker
  • Vat House Laborer
  • Veneer Drier Feeder
  • Veneer Jointer Offbearer
  • Veneer Stock Layer
  • Veneer Taping Machine Offbearer
  • Ware Server
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Warp Coiler
  • Warp Hauler
  • Warp Placer
  • Warp Worker
  • Warpman
  • Washing Machine Loader and Puller
  • Waste and Batting Waste Chopper
  • Waste Chopper
  • Waste Machine Offbearer
  • Waste Paper Hammermill Operator
  • Wave Solder Offbearer
  • Web Press Jogger
  • Weight Checker
  • Wet Cotton Feeder
  • Wet Machine Cutter
  • Wire Charger
  • Wire Threader
  • Wood Handler
  • Wood Scrap Handler
  • Woodworking Machine Feeder
  • Woodworking Machine Offbearer
  • Wool Washer Feeder


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Technology Design
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • 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.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Conveyor belt systems
  • Digital floor scales
  • Electric hoists
  • Electric winches
  • Feeder consoles
  • Folder gluers
  • Grinder machines
  • Hoppers
  • Label applicators
  • Machine wrappers
  • Manual pallet jacks
  • Mechanical sheet feeders
  • Milling machines
  • Overhead track cranes
  • Personal computers
  • Pneumatic conveyor systems
  • Protective ear plugs
  • Protective glasses
  • Strappers
  • Warehouse hand trucks
  • Wheeled forklifts
  • Data entry software
  • Machine operation software
  • Work time tracking software


  • transportation and material moving


    industry stats

    SOC: 53-0000

    Total Employed: 9,536,610

    Average Annual Salary: $35,160