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Center Machine Operator Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$31,199 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Center Machine Operator is $31,199 a year and $15 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Center Machine Operator is between $31,199 and $33,431. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Operates and prepares machine that extrudes soft candy, such as fondant, to form centers of specified size and shape for bonbons and chocolates.
  • Inserts die plate in machine and tightens thumbscrews to secure plate.
  • Examines and feels candy for specified consistency.
  • Dumps candy into machine hopper.
  • Starts machine that automatically feeds candy through openings in die plate and cuts off and deposits formed pieces on conveyor, or moves control to force candy through openings in die plate and moves wires that cut extruded candy to specified thickness.
  • Weighs formed pieces at random to determine adherence to specifications.
  • Adjusts wire or knife that cuts extruded candy to specified dimensions.
  • When making cream centers to be coated with chocolate, may synchronize speed of center machine with enrobing machine.
  • May be designated by product formed.
Center Machine Operator Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 76,120

Estimated population of Center Machine Operator jobs: 5,401

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
7 %


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Center Machine Operator Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

Machine Operator/Material Handler
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Focus Workforce Management
Required Skills * 1+ year prior warehouse/distribution center experience * Experience operating ... from machines and equipment. Considerable physical activity. Requires some pushing, pulling, or ...
CNC Machinist Operator Lathe
Mar 27
Bohemia, NY, USA
Koehler Instrument Co., Inc
CNC LATHE OPERATOR 2nd Shift Long Island based company seeking Full Time CNC Lathe Operator. Second ... Minimum Requirements: -Ability to operate machine center working within +/- .0005 tolerances ...
Customer Service, Ride Operator
May 6
East Rutherford, NJ, USA
American Dream
Sea Life Aquarium, Lego Discovery Center; NHL-size Ice Rink; and two 18-hole miniature golf ... Ability to safely operate heavy machinery. * Assist with safely loading and unloading guests on the ...
Water Jet Operator
May 17
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Phoenix Metal Designs
Install and align machine accessories, such as cutting tips, work positioner, plates, fixtures, and ... Brooklyn's thriving industrial center, we provide services for every step of our client ...
Lead Operating Engineer
Apr 15
Edison, NJ, USA
Jones Lange LaSalle
... fulfillment center machinery running smoothly while upholding a safe environment where all ... Insures the availability of an adequate operating inventory of tools and supplies. * Specific ...
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