Line Operator Job Description

Line Operator Job Description

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Line operator provides advanced machine operation including but not limited to inserters, inserter controls, joggers, conveyors, grippers, stackers, folders, strappers, bottom wrap machines, loaders, printers, address labelers, adhesive advertising applicators, scales, stitch and trim binding equipment, pallet jacks and fork trucks and other post-press equipment as needed.

Line Operator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Operates filling and packaging equipment continually
Fills cartons/display cartons appropriately
Stacks correct number of cartons appropriately on skids using correct stacking pattern
Read and interpret work orders and/or machine diagrams
Maintain workcenter production quotas
Understands and applies quality product standards
Baseline knowledge of product scrap/defect issues
Responsible for the proper filtering of the process water used for Lines 2 & 3, and the disposal of waste generated during the filtering
Two forms of identification (Drivers License, Identification Card, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Passport, Resident Card)
A voided check if you wish to set up direct deposit

Line Operator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Line Operator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PM, GMAW, ISO, FAA, SAW

Education for Line Operator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the line operator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Collage Degree in General Education, Education, Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Computer, Associates, Industrial, Math, Technology

Skills for Line Operator

Desired skills for line operator include:

Equipment that require direct component replenishments into bins and hoppers
How to handle fragile components in a safe manner
Use of manual pallet jacks and electronic hand pallet trucks
How to use a multi-meter to check tools
Extrusion Department
Comply with government requirements
Implementing blueprints
Machine operation

Desired experience for line operator includes:

Ability to follow procedures and work instructions
Maintain work area organization and achieve company safety objectives
Ability to operate heavy machinery, forklifts, in a safe manner
The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 50 pounds to a height of 6 feet
Facilities can be extremely hot or cold at times, so the employee must have the ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time in temperature extremes
The employee will be handling materials daily, which requires the ability to use hands, arms and legs to physically handle and transport material and finished goods

Line Operator Examples


Line Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of line operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for line operator
  • Identifying and troubleshooting minor repair issues
  • Respect and uphold GMP guidelines
  • Responsible for 4 different machines
  • Monitor the levels of fiber in the finished fiber bins
  • Keep all machines and aprons clean
  • Must break down the machines when there is a problem, such as jammed cylinders, condensers, aprons, (basic mechanical skills)
  • Set up and monitor the performance of computerized filler and check weigher
  • Set up/adjust/run various filling/bagging machinery
  • Detect equipment malfunctions/misalignments
  • Properly fill out production logs
Qualifications for line operator
  • Able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (respirators, ear plugs, boots)
  • Mechanical aptitude to perform hands-on operations of plant equipment
  • Computer literacy, including experience using SAP is an asset
  • You have strong judgment when resolving problems
  • You anticipate problems and takes initiative to preventative measures
  • High School diploma/GED a plus

Line Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a line operator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for line operator
  • Promote and adhere to company safety regulations
  • Set-up and adjust all equipment on assigned packaging line (from feed conveyor to scales through to conveyor feeding palletizing)
  • Performs complete changeover as pack plan or supervision requires
  • Performs required inspecting, testing, and recording quality attributes of product
  • Set-up and adjust scales
  • Monitor and maintain proper operation of scales to maximize uptime and minimize over-weights
  • Ensures even line flow to scales
  • Calibrate scales weekly
  • Supply, adjust, and perform minor maintenance of coupon machines to maximize performance
  • Position and load cases onto automatic case-erecting equipment
Qualifications for line operator
  • Knowledge of food processing/packaging and/or flexible packaging a plus
  • Must be able to pass and complete required safety training course according to PRCA standards offered by the Company
  • Previous experience with outdoor recreation, athletics, educational roles, high ropes instruction or zip lining, preferred
  • Ability to climb and rappel to and from high altitudes
  • Physical ability to pull self and the potential addition of 270+ pounds along each cable incline
  • Ensure compliance with all environmental, health and safety procedures, policies, & practices

Line Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of line operator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for line operator
  • Set-up and adjust case setting equipment and case sealers
  • Maintains product flow and packaging supplies
  • Understands the concepts and participates in the techniques of the quality process
  • Notifies appropriate personnel of quality and production line problems
  • Accurately completes required reports and records
  • Participates in factory cleanups
  • Keeps work area neat, clean, and orderly while following proper sanitation procedures and good manufacturing practices
  • Identify and respond to faults as they occur
  • Escalate any out of specification results and play active part in developing solutions
  • Carry out on line quality checks
Qualifications for line operator
  • Manufacture products to required product specifications on the assets in the Converting Department
  • Demonstrate compliance with current ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820, and GMP standards
  • Complete all necessary documentation for production according to GDP requirements
  • Generate and maintain accurate inventory transactions by using MFG/Pro transactional skills
  • Participate in group problem-solving teams and other continuous improvement activities
  • Operate of a lift-truck to move or supply product the equipment

Line Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a line operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for line operator
  • Advanced coding equipment programming (Diagraph labeler and Domino Inkjet
  • Autonomous maintenance for and coding equipment
  • Ability to make proper machine settings based on product specifications for set-ups and production run
  • Perform line change procedures and troubleshoot equipment
  • Report and log production data by utilizing our production-related computer systems
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute to process and quality improvements
  • Oversee and coordinate plant operations and activities
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely fashion
  • Provide innovative solutions to improve plant efficiency
  • Conduct routine preventive maintenance on the plant
Qualifications for line operator
  • Monitor and adjusts process conditions in order to manufacture quality product in safe and efficient manner
  • Work with Maintenance to troubleshoot machine issues
  • Assist PCL in delivering employee training as needed and make recommendations for training opportunities
  • Maintain compliance with personal training record in MasterControl
  • Accountable for performing daily production maintenance/housekeeping according to established standards
  • Remain flexible to work alternate schedules or overtime for training purposes and to provide coverage for the production crew leader and fellow operators during vacations or other absences

Line Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a line operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for line operator
  • Rotate between various areas within the department
  • Adjustments to line equipment in order to ensure product quality
  • Place parts in semi-automated machines
  • Calibrate machines at the beginning of each shift/ Re-calibrate machines at the end of each shift
  • Ensure that regular and preventative maintenance procedures are carried out
  • Maintain activity logs/downtime sheets
  • Maintain sawline operations
  • Observe material and down grade defects in product
  • Communicate defects to Quality technician, Press Operator, and Supervisor
  • Complete sawline downgrade report at the end of each shift
Qualifications for line operator
  • Work effectively with team and management to create a professional and positive work environment
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in skilled labor position with demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrate a strong quality and service focus
  • Must be able to work individually and in a team-based environment
  • Quality experience preferred – but not required
  • On the job manufacturing experience is REQUIRED

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