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Machine Operator

We are looking for a machine operator to help our production cycles by operating and maintaining the machinery. You will be required to set up machines before the production cycle, control and adjust the settings of the machines and feed raw material for semi-automated machinery. Your contribution will help increase the efficiency of our production flow and therefore better the output.


Production Industry

Production focuses on the process of combining various material inputs to make something for consumption. Job roles in this area concern the manufacturing process, quality assurance, supervising, maintenance, etc.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands on experience with machine operating and production lines.
  • Learning how to operate different machines and processes involved with the production.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in the industry.
  • Exposure to the production industry and professionals.


Responsibilities

  • Calibrate the machine before the production begins.
  • Ensure the machines are regularly checked and cleaned.
  • Monitor and control the machine performance and settings.
  • Regularly conduct tests of the machines performance and operating capacity.
  • Inspect machinery with appropriate tools.
  • Feed raw materials into semi-automated machines and help the assembly line.
  • Fix any issues or malfunctions that may occur.
  • Check the output of the machines and identify any issues.
  • Keep an updated database on all of the machines information, defective units and final products.
  • Maintain a log of the activity.
  • Regularly submit performance reports.


Requirements

  • Graduate with any technical degree.
  • Prior experience as a machine operator.
  • Strong knowledge of a heavy duty and high-speed machinery.
  • Strong ability to use measurement tools.
  • Good understanding of production procedures and best practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of safety methods and hazard regulations.
  • Ability to read manuals, blueprints, and handbooks.
  • Good physical stamina and keen attention to detail.


Average Salary

On average $39,057 per annum.

On average $14.05 per hour.

Source - careerbuilder.com

Career Path

Quality Assurance Manager is a job role that is for those with entry to intermediate level experience in the field. It is a job with high responsibility and in charge of operating and handling the machines to help with the production line. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job role:

  • Bachelor's degree in any technical degree.
  • A Master’s degree in the similar discipline.
  • 3-5 years in the production industry.


Career Progression

After sufficient experience and appropriate qualifications in this job role you can move on to other jobs in this field such as:

  • Sales Supervisor
  • Production Supervisor
  • Inventory Manager


Sample Questions

Personal
  • What do you enjoy about working in production?

  • What qualities of yours will help you with your job?

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Human Resources
  • If you notice your fellow employees committing security and hazard violations, what would you do?

  • What makes you think you’d be a good fit with our company culture?

  • How long do you wish to work, if hired?

Management
  • Tell us one way you worked through an issue in your previous job?

  • How do you handle missed production deadlines?

  • Describe your management style.

Technical skills and knowledge
  • What machines do you have prior experience with?

  • How would you ideally do a quality check?

  • What kind of information should be logged in regularly?