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Machine Feeders and Offbearers
O*NET-SOC Description
Feed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers.
Sample of Occupations in this SOC Family
53-7063.00   Machine Feeders and Offbearers
53-7011.00   Conveyor Operators and Tenders
53-7021.00   Crane and Tower Operators
53-7031.00   Dredge Operators
53-7032.00   Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
53-7033.00   Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining
53-7041.00   Hoist and Winch Operators
53-7051.00   Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
53-7061.00   Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
53-7062.00   Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
53-7064.00   Packers and Packagers, Hand
53-7071.00   Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
53-7072.00   Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
53-7073.00   Wellhead Pumpers
53-7081.00   Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
 
Related Occupations
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 51-2021.00
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4033.00
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4072.00
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4081.00
Bindery Workers 51-5011.00
Prepress Technicians and Workers 51-5022.00
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9041.00
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-9121.00
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 51-9191.00
Conveyor Operators and Tenders 53-7011.00
 
DOT Titles Included in this O*NET-SOC Code
  • Abrasive-Grader Helper
  • Acid Dumper
  • Asbestos-Shingle Shearing-Machine Operator
  • Assembly-Machine Operator
  • Automatic Stacker
  • Automatic-Nailing-Machine Feeder
  • Back Feeder, Plywood Layup Line
  • Back Tender
  • Bag Sewer
  • Ball-Machine Operator
  • Base Remover
  • Batch Mixer
  • Batch Trucker
  • Battery Loader
  • Battery-Wrecker Operator
  • Bead Picker
  • Beam Racker
  • Beater-and-Pulper Feeder
  • Belt Sander, Stone
  • Beveling-and-Edging-Machine-Operator Helper
  • Beveling-Machine Operator
  • Bindery-Machine Feeder-Offbearer
  • Block Feeder
  • Block-Breaker Operator
  • Blower Feeder, Dyed Raw Stock
  • Bobbin-Cleaning-Machine Operator
  • Bone-Char Operator
  • Brake-Lining Curer
  • Break-Off Worker
  • Broomcorn Seeder
  • Bulb Filler
  • Bundles Hanger
  • Burr Grinder
  • Cake Puller
  • Calcine Furnace Loader
  • Calender Feeder
  • Can Doffer
  • Carbon Rod Inserter
  • Carroting-Machine Offbearer
  • Carton-Counter Feeder
  • Casing Cleaner
  • Casing-in-Line Feeder
  • Catcher
  • Cell Stripper
  • Chain Offbearer
  • Chicle-Grinder Feeder
  • Chip Washer
  • Cigarette-Making-Machine-Hopper Feeder
  • Cleat Feeder
  • Clip-Loading-Machine Feeder
  • Clipper, Machine
  • Cloth Doffer
  • Cloth Feeder
  • Cloth-Printer Helper
  • Clothespin-Machine Operator
  • Coating-Machine Feeder
  • Compound Filler
  • Compound Worker
  • Compound-Coating-Machine Offbearer
  • Conveyor Feeder-Offbearer
  • Conveyor Loader II
  • Core Layer, Plywood Layup Line
  • Cork-Pressing-Machine Operator
  • Cotton Puller
  • Cotton-Ball Bagger
  • Crayon-Sorting-Machine Feeder
  • Crimper
  • Cupola Charger
  • Cupola Charger, Insulation
  • Curing-Press Operator
  • Cut-in Worker
  • Cutter II
  • Cutting-Machine Offbearer
  • Cylinder-Press Feeder
  • Deburrer, Printed Circuit Board Panels
  • Deckhand
  • Design Assembler
  • Dessert-Cup-Machine Feeder
  • Destaticizer Feeder
  • Devulcanizer Charger
  • Digester-Operator Helper
  • Disc-Pad Grinding Machine Feeder
  • Doffer
  • Drier
  • Drier Attendant
  • Drier Feeder
  • Drier Operator V
  • Driller and Deburrer, Reflector
  • Drying-Oven Attendant
  • Drying-Rack Changer
  • Dumper
  • Dust-Mill Operator
  • Dye-House Worker
  • Dye-Stand Loader
  • Dynamite-Packing-Machine Feeder
  • Edge-Banding-Machine Offbearer
  • Edger-Machine Helper
  • Edging-Machine Feeder
  • Egg Washer, Machine
  • End-Touching-Machine Operator
  • Enrobing-Machine Feeder
  • 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, Tobacco
  • Felt Hanger
  • Felt-Tipping-Machine Tender
  • Filler Feeder
  • Finishing-Machine Operator
  • First-Breaker Feeder
  • Fish-Machine Feeder
  • Flatwork Finisher
  • Flumer
  • Flumer II
  • Folding-Machine Feeder
  • Folding-Machine Operator
  • Folding-Machine Operator
  • Frame Feeder
  • Fringing-Machine Operator
  • Fuel-House Attendant
  • Furnace Helper
  • Fusing-Furnace Loader
  • Fusing-Machine Feeder
  • General Helper
  • Glass-Cutting-Machine Feeder
  • Glass-Vial-Bending-Conveyor Feeder
  • Glazing Operator, Black Powder
  • Glove Turner and Former, Automatic
  • Gluing-Machine Feeder
  • Gluing-Machine Offbearer
  • Grainer, Machine
  • Gray-Cloth Tender, Printing
  • Green-Chain Offbearer
  • Groover
  • Guider
  • Hacker
  • Hair-Spinning-Machine Operator
  • Hat-Forming-Machine Feeder
  • Hay Sorter
  • Head Doffer
  • Head-Machine Feeder
  • Heat Curer
  • Heat Treater
  • Hoop Coiler
  • Hopper Feeder
  • Hopper Feeder
  • Hose Cutter, Machine
  • Hose-Tubing Backer
  • Injection-Molding-Machine Offbearer
  • Injection-Molding-Machine Offbearer
  • Jogger
  • Kiln Placer
  • Laborer
  • Laborer, General
  • Laborer, General
  • Laborer, Hot-Plate Plywood Press
  • Laborer, Pie Bakery
  • Laborer, Shellfish Processing
  • Laborer, Vat House
  • Laminated-Plastic-Tabletop-Molding Wrapper
  • Laminating-Machine Feeder
  • Layer
  • Loader, Magazine Grinder
  • Loader-Unloader, Screen-Printing Machine
  • Long-Goods Helper, Machine
  • Lowerator Operator
  • Machine Feeder
  • Machine Feeder
  • Machine Feeder
  • Machine Feeder, Raw Stock
  • Mangle-Press Catcher
  • Masking-Machine Feeder
  • Mat Packer
  • Mica-Laminating-Machine Feeder
  • Mill-Operator Helper
  • Mirror-Machine Feeder
  • Mixing-Machine Feeder
  • Molder Helper
  • Molding-Machine-Operator Helper
  • Mottler-Machine Feeder
  • Mounter I
  • Multiple-Drum-Sander Helper
  • Nail-Polish-Brush-Machine Feeder, Automatic
  • Necker
  • Needle-Punch-Machine-Operator Helper
  • Nut Chopper
  • Offbearer, Pipe Smoking Machine
  • Offbearer, Sewer Pipe
  • Opener II
  • Outsole Flexer
  • Package Crimper
  • Packing-Floor Worker
  • Packing-Machine Can Feeder
  • Pad-Machine Feeder
  • Pad-Machine Offbearer
  • Paper-Bag-Press Operator
  • Paper-Cone-Drying-Machine Operator
  • Pasting-Machine Offbearer
  • Pin Maker
  • Pitch Worker
  • Plastic-Design Applier
  • Plating-Machine Operator
  • Plug Shaper, Machine
  • Pole-Peeling-Machine-Operator Helper
  • Polishing-Machine-Operator Helper
  • Poly-Packer and Heat-Sealer
  • Preparation-Room Worker
  • Press Breaker
  • Press Bucker
  • Press Feeder
  • Press Feeder, Broomcorn
  • Press Machine Feeder
  • Press Offbearer
  • Print-Line Feeder
  • Print-Line Tailer
  • Printer, Floor Covering, Assistant
  • Printer-Slotter Helper
  • Production Helper
  • Rack Loader
  • Rack Loader I
  • Racker
  • Rag-Cutting-Machine Feeder
  • Raised Printer
  • Raw-Stock-Machine Loader
  • Reed-Press Feeder
  • Retort Unloader
  • Roll Tender
  • Rotary-Cutter Feeder
  • Rotary-Drier Feeder
  • Rubber-Roller Grinder
  • Sawyer I
  • Scorer Helper
  • Shredded-Filler Hopper-Feeder
  • Shuttle Hand
  • Skinning-Machine Feeder
  • Slabber
  • Slicing-Machine Tender
  • Slitter-Creaser-Slotter Helper
  • Soap Chipper
  • Sock Boarder
  • Spike-Machine Feeder
  • Splitting-Machine Feeder
  • Spooler Operator, Automatic
  • Spooler, Sequins
  • Spray-Machine Loader
  • Spray-Unit Feeder
  • Stave-Planer Tender
  • Steak Tenderizer, Machine
  • Steam-Tunnel Feeder
  • Stem Sizer
  • Sticker
  • Stone-Driller Helper
  • Striper, Machine
  • Stripper
  • Suppository-Molding-Machine Operator
  • Sweatband Flanger
  • Sweatband-Cutting-Machine Operator
  • Taker-Off, Hemp Fiber
  • Tester-Operator Helper
  • Third Dry-Cell-Assembling-Machine Tender
  • Thread-Pulling-Machine Attendant
  • Threading-Machine Feeder, Automatic I
  • Tobacco-Cloth Reclaimer
  • Toggle-Press Folder-and-Feeder
  • Top-Dyeing-Machine Loader
  • Tray Filler
  • Trimmer Helper
  • Tube Handler
  • Twisting-Machine Operator
  • Utility Worker
  • Utility Worker, Cloth Printing
  • Veneer-Drier Feeder
  • Veneer-Jointer Offbearer
  • Veneer-Taping-Machine Offbearer
  • Ware Server
  • Warp Coiler
  • Washing-Machine Loader-and-Puller
  • Waste Chopper
  • Waste-Machine Offbearer
  • Waste-Paper-Hammermill Operator
  • Wave-Solder Offbearer
  • Wet-Cotton Feeder
  • Wire Charger
  • Wire Threader
  • Wood Scrap Handler
  • Woodworking-Machine Feeder
  • Woodworking-Machine Offbearer
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 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.
Detailed Work Activities
  • perform safety inspections in manufacturing or industrial setting
  • load or unload material or workpiece into machinery
  • examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications
  • load, unload, or stack containers, materials, or products
  • move or fit heavy objects
  • clean rooms or work areas
  • maintain production or work records
  • measure, weigh, or count products or materials
  • operate hoist, winch, or hydraulic boom
  • use hand or power tools
  • clean equipment or machinery
  • sort manufacturing materials or products
  • attach or mark identification onto products or containers
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