Machine Operator Job Duties:

  • Operate specialty machinery to fabricate, manufacture, assemble, or move products
  • Maintain and monitor machine to make sure it functions properly
  • Understanding of how operated machine works
  • Conduct quality checks periodically
  • Verify adequate materials and supplies are available to complete operations as needed
  • Analyze machine operations and output if applicable
  • Adjust machine as needed for changeovers, different functions, or other varying needs of production

Machine Operator Skills and Qualifications:

Knowledge of safe machine practice standards, Physical agility, Technical ability, Spatial understanding, Good Coordination, Ability to read blueprints or production schematics is necessary, Ability to keep up machinery, Ability to do small to moderate repairs on machinery, Experience working with said machinery, Specialized training with said machinery, Certification in operating said machine normally required, Experience and having the right credentials is generally more important than college education



  • Proven experience as a machine operator
  • Working knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools (caliper, micrometer etc.)
  • Understanding of production procedures
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations (e.g. constant use of protective gear)
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics and manuals
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Physical stamina and strength
  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree is a plus