A Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender earns an average wage of AU$23.46 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$40,282 - AU$70,957
AU$40K
AU$49K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$48,787
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.71 - AU$32.59
AU$20
AU$23
AU$33
MEDIAN: AU$23.14
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$70K
Salary AU$40,282 - AU$70,957
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$41,409 - AU$69,345
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data AU$0AU$58
Hourly Rate AU$19.71 - AU$32.59
Overtime AU$1.52 - AU$58.39
Annual Data AU$0AU$69K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$41,409 - AU$69,345
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 76

Job Description for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender

A packaging or filling machine operator ensures that all packages are securely fashioned and have the necessary packaging to ensure proper delivery and handling. The operator fills packages of various sizes with the appropriate material to ensure that the item will not be damaged during shipment; this includes using materials such as packing peanuts and bubble wrap to ensure the item will remain intact inside the box, as well as proper adhesives to ensure that the box will remain shut during shipment. A packaging or filling machine operator also selects the correct package size to ensure proper handling, while keeping cost in mind. The operator must also select a box with the necessary strength to ensure the item is not crushed and that it does not break the box.

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Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Tasks

  • Adjust machine components and machine tension and pressure according to size or processing angle of product.
  • Clean and remove damaged or otherwise inferior materials to prepare raw products for processing.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Regulate machine flow, speed or temperature.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$49,576

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼6%

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%