Operator - Packaging / Filling Machines

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Operator - Packaging / Filling Machines (Short)

Operator - Packaging / Filling Machines

Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. Includes cannery workers who pack food products.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Attach identification labels to finished packaged items, or cut stencils and stencil information on containers, such as lot numbers or shipping destinations.
  • Sort, grade, weigh, and inspect products, verifying and adjusting product weight or measurement to meet specifications.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
  • Remove finished packaged items from machine and separate rejected items.
  • Monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams, or glue that isn't sticking properly.
  • Inspect and remove defective products and packaging material.
  • Start machine by engaging controls.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Operator - Packaging / Filling Machines Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Operator - Packaging / Filling Machines test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:51-9111.00
Simulation Context:Technician-Oriented
O*Net Context:Production
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$23,670 or less
Bottom 25%:
$27,490 or less
$32,640 (Average)
Top 25%:
$40,640 or more
Top 10%:
$51,080 or more

Hourly US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$11.38 or less
Bottom 25%:
$13.21 or less
$15.69 (Average)
Top 25%:
$19.54 or more
Top 10%:
$24.56 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:43,100

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
Top Skills
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Operation and Control
  • Coordination
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
Top Abilities
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Control Precision
  • Perceptual Speed
  • Near Vision
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Oral Expression
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

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