How much does a Packaging Machine Operator III make in the United States? The average Packaging Machine Operator III salary in the United States is $50,764 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $44,616 and $57,810. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Packaging Machine Operator III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Packaging Machine Operator III Salary $39,019 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Packaging Machine Operator III Salary $44,616 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Packaging Machine Operator III Salary $50,764 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Packaging Machine Operator III Salary $57,810 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Packaging Machine Operator III Salary $64,225 US May 28, 2024
25% $44,616 10% $39,019 90% $64,225 75% $57,810 $50,764 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Packaging Machine Operator III need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes on a machine or a system. It is a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem in order to solve it, and make the product or process operational again. Troubleshooting is needed to identify the symptoms. Determining the most likely cause is a process of elimination—eliminating potential causes of a problem. Finally, troubleshooting requires confirmation that the solution restores the product or process to its working state. In general, troubleshooting is the identification or diagnosis of "trouble" in the management flow of a system caused by a failure of some kind. The problem is initially described as symptoms of malfunction, and troubleshooting is the process of determining and remedying the causes of these symptoms. A system can be described in terms of its expected, desired or intended behavior (usually, for artificial systems, its purpose). Events or inputs to the system are expected to generate specific results or outputs. (For example, selecting the "print" option from various computer applications is intended to result in a hardcopy emerging from some specific device). Any unexpected or undesirable behavior is a symptom. Troubleshooting is the process of isolating the specific cause or causes of the symptom. Frequently the symptom is a failure of the product or process to produce any results. (Nothing was printed, for example). Corrective action can then be taken to prevent further failures of a similar kind.

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Preventative Maintenance: Developing and implementing maintenance strategies to increase equipment life expectancy and avoid unplanned downtime.

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HACCP: HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement to manufacturing and consumption of the finished product.

Troubleshooting 3.57%
Preventative Maintenance 2.08%
HACCP 1.19%
Others 93.16%
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Job Description for Packaging Machine Operator III

Packaging Machine Operator III sets up and operates a packaging machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Fills, secures, and labels containers according to company and/or customer specifications. Being a Packaging Machine Operator III verifies goods packaged against package invoices. Reads and interprets blueprints and diagrams to select, position and secure machinery. Additionally, Packaging Machine Operator III adjusts machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications, and in a timely fashion. Documents inventory number and weight and organizes packages. May make minor repairs to packaging equipment as needed. May have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Packaging Machine Operator III works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be a Packaging Machine Operator III typically requires 3-5 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Packaging Machine Operator III

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Packaging Machine Operator III, the first career path typically progresses to Machine Operator Supervisor.

The second career path typically starts with a Machinist IV position, and then progresses to Machine Shop Production Supervisor I.

The third career path typically progresses to Computer Numeric Controlled Machine Operator III.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically starts with a Packaging Supervisor position, and then progresses to Packaging Manager.

Those that have already made the climb...
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Packaging Machine Operator III salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Packaging Machine Operator III, the highest Packaging Machine Operator III salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Packaging Machine Operator III salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Packaging Machine Operator III salary is in Miami, FL, where the Packaging Machine Operator III salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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