Job Description of Machine Operator
Good math skills will help machine operators understand complex instructions, how plans work and make sure items are designed and built correctly.
Machine operators will need to know why machines are not at peak performance, how to increase output and how to fix errors.
Machine operators will work with precision equipment. Being off by millimeters could be a critical error. Keen attention to detail is required.
Some machines are controlled by computers and operators will need to work with updated technology (CAD/CAM). Others are highly mechanical and operators will need to know how and why they work.
Machine operators will need to read and understand, diagrams, models and other specifications.
Machine operators often work long hours doing repetitive movements.