If you are interested in operating a variety of machines, or specializing on one complex machine to build, craft, and fabricate products, consider a career as a machine operator.
A machine operator is responsible for controlling machines to produce products. This may also involve:
- Stocking machines
- Performing checks to ensure the machine is functioning properly
- Being aware of how each machine functions, whether manual or computer-controlled.
As for responsibilities, commonly seen requirements shown in job descriptions may include some or all of the following:
- Set up machinery
- Maintain a clean and safe work space
- Carry out production, packaging, inspection, and machine operation tasks
- Monitor production equipment
- Adhere to all safety requirements
- Observe output to ensure quality
The following skills and experience would benefit an individual looking to find work in field of machine operating:
- Knowledge or machines used in a manufacturing setting
- Ability to read blueprints
- Commitment to safety and quality
- Attention to detail
- Mechanical and technical skills
Along with these requirements, there may be some physical demands expected of the job as well, including:
- Able to lift up to 50lbs
- Able to stand for eight hour shifts
- Physical stamina
In order to become a machine operator, a high school diploma or GED is required. Some experience in manufacturing is also an asset. Occasionally, an employer may request college training programs or certification.
Job Placement Specialists Can Help Machine Operators Further Their Careers
People looking to enter or progress their career as a machine operator can benefit by consulting an experienced job placement professional from Winters Technical Staffing, a leading staffing agency for the manufacturing sector in Toronto for more than 40 years. The specialists at Winters Technical Staffing can provide the guidance and support that will aid job seekers in streamlining their efforts in a more targeted and effective manner, with an overall goal of increasing the probability of landing an appropriate position.
The consultants at Winters Technical Staffing have established strong relationships with employers and hiring managers throughout the industry and have developed a reputation for success in the recruitment and placement of qualified candidates within this sector.
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Contact Winters Today
Are you looking to initiate or progress in your career as a machine operator? The guidance and support provided by the job placement specialists from Winters Technical Staffing may be helpful to you. Call the consultants at Winters Technical Staffing today at 647-556-2408 to request your complimentary consultation.