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Working As A General Machine Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • $25,000

    Average Salary

What Does A General Machine Operator Do At United Gear

* Reads process sheets, blueprints, and sketches of part to determine machining to be done, dimensional specifications, set up, and operating requirements
* Mounts work piece between centers, in chuck, or to faceplate, manually or using hoist.
* Installs preset tooling in tool posts, turrets or indexing heads, and automatic-tool-change magazine, in sequence specified on process sheet.
* Depresses buttons, toggles, and starts machining operation.
* Observes numerical displays on control panel and compares with data on process sheet to verify dimensional adjustments, feed rates, and speeds of machining cuts.
* Turns dials and switches to correct machine performance, applying practical knowledge of lathe operation.
* Inspects first-run piece and spot-checks succeeding pieces for conformance to specifications, using micrometers and precision dial gauges.
* Studies job packet and organizes materials for next run to shorten changeover time.
* May set tools before positioning them in lathe, using precision gauges and instruments.
* May set up and operate another machine tool during machining cycles.
* Additional duties as assigned

What Does A General Machine Operator Do At Masonite

* HIRING NOW!!
* Commercial wood door manufacturer Algoma Hardwoods, Inc. a division of Masonite, seeks individuals for 1st and 2nd shifts for the following positions:
* Machine Operators
* General Laborers
* Woodworking experience is helpful and heavy lifting will be involved.
* Must be able to effectively use a measuring tape.
* PERKS:
* Belt certification, competitive pay & benefits: paid holidays & vacation, health, dental, vision insurance, 401k plan, and more

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General Machine Operator Career Paths

General Machine Operator
Machine Operator Technician Team Leader
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Foreman Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Foreman Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Foreman Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Quality Control Inspector Quality Engineer
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Specialist Shift Supervisor
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Welder Shop Foreman
Shop Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Laboratory Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Quality Assurance Technician Production Supervisor
Sanitation Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Numerical Control Operator Numerical Control Programmer
Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Field Service Technician Owner/Operator
General Contractor
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Electrician Superintendent
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Electrician Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Specialist Operations Specialist
Lead Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Assembling Machine Operator Shipping Clerk Logistics Coordinator
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Quality Assurance Technician Line Leader
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Operator Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing Supervisor
Shift Production Supervisor
8 Yearsyrs
Operator Quality Technician Line Leader
Cell Leader
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Relief Operator 4.1 years
Machine Operator 3.2 years
Machine Operater 3.1 years
Operator 2.9 years
Line Operator 2.5 years
Top Careers Before General Machine Operator
Cashier 13.1%
Cook 4.4%
Supervisor 3.0%
Prep Cook 2.5%
Driver 2.4%
Welder 2.4%
Top Careers After General Machine Operator
Cashier 6.8%
Cook 2.9%
Operator 2.7%
Driver 2.7%
Packer 2.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$25,000
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$21,000
Min 10%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$25,000
Median 50%
$31,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Chemtrusion
Highest Paying City
Chicago, IL
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a General Machine Operator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a General Machine Operator in the United States is $25,844 per year or $12 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $31,000.

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Top Skills for A General Machine Operator

  1. Heavy Equipment
  2. Production Process
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Job duties included operation of heavy equipment including chain saws, tree and limb trimmers and bucket trucks.
  • Aided in the production process by inspecting automotive parts for quality, damages, or defects.
  • Maintained a clean and safe work environment by practicing safety procedures.
  • Operated and programmed CNC Milling, Plasma Arc and Flame cutting CNC Machinery.
  • Inventory and orders Quality control General labor

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Top 10 Best States for General Machine Operators

  1. Minnesota
  2. Wisconsin
  3. North Dakota
  4. Vermont
  5. South Dakota
  6. Kentucky
  7. Nebraska
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Idaho
  10. Washington
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General Machine Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

77.2%

Female

20.1%

Unknown

2.7%
Ethnicity

White

65.2%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

10.5%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

2.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

German

5.6%

French

5.6%

Tagalog

5.6%

Dakota

2.8%

Japanese

2.8%

Mandarin

2.8%

Russian

2.8%

Polish

2.8%

Hmong

2.8%
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General Machine Operator Education

Schools

Baker College

8.7%

Grand Rapids Community College

7.2%

University of Akron

5.8%

Western Washington University

5.8%

Macomb Community College

5.8%

Cuyahoga Community College

5.8%

Wayne County Community College District

4.3%

Everest Institute

4.3%

Henry Ford College

4.3%

Fox Valley Technical College

4.3%

Temple University

4.3%

Oakland Community College

4.3%

Full Sail University

4.3%

Waukesha County Technical College

4.3%

Riverland Community College

4.3%

Point Park University

4.3%

Schoolcraft College

4.3%

Virginia College-Knoxville

4.3%

Cumberland County College

4.3%

Colorado Technical University-Online

4.3%
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Majors

Business

19.6%

General Studies

14.3%

Criminal Justice

7.6%

Automotive Technology

6.1%

Medical Assisting Services

5.0%

Precision Metal Working

3.8%

Nursing

3.8%

Management

3.8%

Industrial Technology

3.5%

Electrical Engineering

3.5%

Accounting

3.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.2%

English

3.2%

Liberal Arts

3.2%

Psychology

3.2%

Health Care Administration

2.9%

Drafting And Design

2.6%

Graphic Design

2.6%

Marketing

2.3%

Computer Science

2.0%
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Degrees

High School Diploma

52.6%

Associate

16.3%

Diploma

13.7%

Certificate

8.9%

Bachelors

7.2%

License

0.9%

Masters

0.4%

Doctorate

0.1%
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