Machine Operator

Machine Operator I sets up and operates a production machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Uses computer-controlled equipment to select, position and secure automatic or semi-automatic machines. Being a Machine Operator I controls and adjusts machine settings to complete simple tasks accurately, according to specifications, and in a timely fashion. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, Machine Operator I typically reports to a supervisor/manager. The Machine Operator I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience.

Machine Operator Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Machine Operator to join our team.


  • Insure bags and plastic packaging material is placed in the trash bags or drums;
  • Minimize waste generated on your line;
  • Assembles main tubes by using adhesive, tightening and cleaning equipment with assistance from the trained operator;
  • Inspecting equipment and reporting any defects;
  • Will operate production machinery;
  • Loading materials into manufacturing machines;
  • Any production/manufacturing experience is workable. Will provide training;
  • Work with machines on a regular basis;
  • Ensure machine efficiencies are on target, which may include;
  • Perform 1st level quality inspections;
  • Operates extruder at the highest level achievable to make a quaility product;
  • Set-up and operate various manual and CNC grinding equipment;
  • Picking materials to be used in the production process;
  • General machine maintenance;
  • Operate and assist on all liquid production machinery in an efficient and accurate manner under supervision.


  • Willingness to explore other tasks and duties;
  • Must pass background check;
  • Minumum of High School diploma;
  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Use simple arithmetic including decimals and fractions;
  • Must score 70% or higher on mechanical aptitude test;
  • Must learn to use precision measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, and various quality gauges;
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models;
  • Previous grinding experience is a plus, but not required;
  • Ability to use checking gages/equipment;
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs;
  • Report to work every day and on time;
  • Have excellent math & mechanical skills/aptitude;
  • Ability to read basic work orders;
  • Occasional lifting of equipment or materials weighing up to 50 pounds.