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Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products.

Salary Breakdown

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Average

$34,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$18,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$32,500

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$47,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

2,210

Projected job openings through 2028


Top Expected Tasks

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Coordination

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

ABILITY

Selective Attention

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Near Vision


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