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Learn About Being a Machine Operator

What Does a Machine Operator Do?

  • Carry out production, inspection, packaging and machine operation duties.
  • Set up machinery and ensure all materials are readily available.
  • Effectively monitor production equipment.
  • Assist the shop technicians and materials clerk as necessary.
  • Perform appropriate duties as assigned by management.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work space.
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations.

Typical Salary

  • Common salary in US: $12.33 hourly
  • Typical salaries range from $9.07 - $16.77 hourly
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$9.07 $16.77

Common Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 5+ years' experience with Mastercam
  • Strong knowledge of machines in a manufacturing setting
  • Ability to accurately read blueprints
  • Able to lift a maximum of 50 pounds and stand for an eight-hour work shift
  • Committed to quality, safety and communication
  • Team-oriented and self-directed
  • Background check required

Example Machine Operator Job Description

Our fast-growing, technologically-driven manufacturing firm is seeking a Machine Operator with Mastercam programming knowledge. This position will provide the successful candidate with the chance to apply their knowledge, learn new skills and work as a team within a clean and safe environment. The ideal candidate for this role has 5+ years' experience in the manufacturing sector, pays strong attention to detail and is committed to workplace safety.