Job Seeker Series: Machine Operator Jobs
Welcome to our Job Seeker Series! This series is intended to help guide you to optimize your resume for search engines and connect you with the right type of work that interests you. Using these common job titles on your professional resume will greatly improve your ability to be found by recruiters and search engines. We want you to succeed in finding the right fit for your skills. In this series, we will be exploring manufacturing jobs or warehouse jobs – so use this guide to help you determine what common job titles best match your past experiences.
Machine Operator Job Description
Machine Operators perform a variety of duties and tasks using different types of machines. In general the duties may include:
- Setting up
- Operating and monitoring
- Troubleshooting and performing preventative maintenance
- Checking finished products for non-conformities
Equally important is keeping areas clean of debris to maintain a safe work environment. Additionally, machine operators may operate one or more machines at any given time. Some common types of machines include:
- CNC Machines
- Plastic Injection Molding Machines
- Drilling Machines
- Laser Machines
How To Become A Machine Operator?
Many warehouses and production facilities have entry-level machine operator positions where they can train you how to safely operate the equipment. Most machine operator positions require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Under direct supervision, you’ll be tasked with learning the controls, proper procedures, safety protocols, and routine tasks. Once you gain more experience, you will begin working with moderate supervision and may begin overseeing multiple machines working at the same time, learning to program some machines, and perform routine maintenance tasks.
As you gain more experience, you may grow to find that you have exceptional aptitude working with machinery and you may grow into other roles such as Industrial Maintenance Mechanic or Machinist based on your other skills.
What Can Employ Partners Do For You?
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Our specialized light industrial & warehouse staffing division, Employ NOW, builds lasting partnerships with job seekers and clients alike. We are committed to offering flexible employment solutions with the highest level of service.
Our staff has extensive knowledge of the Metro Atlanta & North Georgia markets with a specialty of matching employees to manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities. We focus on Marietta, Kennesaw, Woodstock, Cartersville, Acworth, Canton, Ball Ground, Jasper and surrounding areas.