Machine Operator Job Description

Machine Operator Job Description

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Machine operator provides data input to WMS and customer system if applicable to ensure accurate inventory records and work in process recording.

Machine Operator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective machine operator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included machine operator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Run machine and monitors operations
Uses precision or standard measuring devices such as scales inside and outside micrometers, dial indicators, Vernier scales, fixed frame gauges or special gauges, profile meters, to check machined dimensions and surface finishes conforming to customer prints and/or specifications
Perform daily and regular cleaning and light maintenance tasks on assigned machinery and equipment
Skill Desirables - SAP
Abilities – Professional, good behavior, good attendance, ability to work in teams or alone
Operate and maintain processing equipment
Responsible for housekeeping, sanitation schedule, and general appearance of the assigned work area
Perform other jobs as assigned by Supervisor, Production Manager, and Plant Superintendent
Must maintain good communication with other employees in order to maintain efficient production
Perform daily startup and calibration of machine

Machine Operator Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Machine Operator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: SBS, IPC, ESD, CNC, AWS, OTMIS, PIT

Education for Machine Operator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Machine Operator

Desired skills for machine operator include:

Basic math
Machines and tools
Uses
Safety principles
Operations
Repair
Practices
Batch recording and material handling procedures
Familiar with GMP’s/HACCP
Maintenance

Desired experience for machine operator includes:

Forklift licence highly desirable
A culture which places a high focus on employee safety and product quality
A well-established business that has celebrated their 150 year milestone that is dynamic and growing
Be part of building a high performing business that will continue to create “real food that matters for life’s moments”
Some mechanical knowledge related particularly to the operation of grain equipment
Set up machine in accordance with product/customer specifications

Machine Operator Examples

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Machine Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of machine 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 machine operator
  • Install and reset counter
  • Check label tube properly and complete paperwork
  • Perform splices, tapers, transitions, and other special tube specifics while working on knees on concrete floor
  • Hand sew multiple layers of felt, as required
  • Manually stack tubes up to 30” in diameter onto pallets without machine assistance
  • Extrude sewn seam for seam sealing
  • Perform precision machining or processing of parts utilizing lathes, grinding machines, extrusion equipment, or heat treat furnaces
  • Learn and follow SOP’s during the process of manufacturing customer material
  • Plan machining by studying work orders, engineering plans, material specification and machining parameters
  • Check stock to determine amount available required for the parts to be manufactured
Qualifications for machine operator
  • Loads envelope blanks in non-web machines and keeps gum and ink flowing
  • Inspects quality of envelopes
  • Handles basic machine jams
  • Maintains quality and quantity production standards
  • Regularly required to stand or walk
  • Frequently required to reach and bend and stoop
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Machine Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of machine operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for machine operator
  • Performing various preventative maintenance tasks on machines and printers
  • Machine Operations and assembly building LED lighting
  • Monitoring machine operations
  • Follow detailed written product specifications
  • Perform in-process inspection
  • Perform roll changes using material handling equipment and web threading
  • Participate actively in Gain Sharing & Business Goals
  • Comprehend & adhere to equipment & material specification
  • Identify gaps & process improvements proactively
  • Cross train in other departments & equipment
Qualifications for machine operator
  • Ability to step up, reach overhead, and manually feed blanks into machine
  • Requires regularly standing, walking, carrying, climbing, and reaching
  • The minimum education required for this position is High School diploma or equivalent, with mathematics emphasis
  • The minimum related experience required for this position is 6 months in manufacturing
  • Must be able to work at a rapid pace in a deadline-driven environment
  • Regular attendance is a must
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Machine Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a machine operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for machine operator
  • Work with maintenance to reduce mechanical downtime
  • Maintains clean and safe operations by adhering to safety procedures, rules and regulations
  • Inspecting parts and trimming flash off when necessary
  • Some assembly of parts using small hand held tools as necessary
  • Working in Fast Paced environment
  • Operate and load fabric into computerized fabric cutting machine
  • Input measurement specifications to computerized system
  • Operate fabric seaming machine
  • Maintain inventory of boiler chemicals and anti-static channels
  • Work at steady pace to meet production need
Qualifications for machine operator
  • Performs quality checks, utilizing a visual inspection to ensure compliance with company quality standards
  • Ensure proper wash up of machines at end of shift
  • Frequent exposure to manufacturing environment with unpleasant or hazardous conditions including but not limited to exposure to dust, dirt, high noise levels (hearing protection provided), chemicals, hot and cold environments, 50% to 100% of work time
  • Incumbent constantly required to hear, speak, be articulate, use color vision, repetitive grasp reach and use manual dexterity
  • Frequent standing, walking, carrying, bending, stooping, grasping, and reaching with hand and arm
  • Frequent lift, push or move up to 55 lbs
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Machine Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a machine 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 machine operator
  • Converts raw material into finished goods according to production schedule
  • Completes necessary documentation for changeovers, cleaning, and product specifications
  • Maintains standard efficiency and accuracy with machine operation and labeling and verifies all labels
  • Maintains shift log of production and other data
  • Maintains production machinery and performs routine cleaning, corrective adjustments as necessary
  • Reports all problems with machinery to Production Supervisor/Lead Operator
  • Follow all SSOP’s, Allergen and HACCP standards
  • Cleans machines daily to maintain an organic and allergen/sanitary environment
  • Attend to the operation of moderately complex bottling equipment (ex
  • May be responsible for routine production reporting
Qualifications for machine operator
  • Reports to authorized personnel any malfunction of assigned equipment or any major incidence of defective product or packing materials
  • Experience in can making is a plus, but other mechanical experience and background can be accepted
  • Vocational training in mechanics is also a plus
  • Ability to write, read, and communicates effectively
  • Ability to diagnose and correct production problems
  • Knowledgeable of PLC controllers and pneumatics
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Machine Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a machine operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for machine operator
  • Report any maintenance or product issues to supervisors
  • Perform all preventive maintenance on machines
  • Responsible for safe operation of equipment in his charge and in the care and maintenance of shop equipment in general
  • Provide assistance to the Line Operator during changeover
  • Observe and listen to line to ensure that it is functioning properly
  • Identify and communicate problems or potential problems immediately
  • Participates in troubleshooting activities and to obtain assistance when necessary
  • Positively and constructively interacting with line team and other team members
  • Responsible for assisting the Team Leader in maintaining the machinery
  • Ensure daily paperwork is submitted accurately and on time
Qualifications for machine operator
  • Ability to read and understand work orders, machine manuals, directions, charts and safety regulations
  • Verifiable high School diploma or GED required
  • Troubleshoot machine when needed
  • Operate injection molding machines
  • Assemble plastic parts when needed
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner at all times

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