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Working As A Lead Operator

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $68,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead Operator Do At Office Depot

* Provides supervision and direction of daily activities of the Central Production Facility customer service staff, pre-press and design team, and production operation specialist.
* Manages and directs telephone support team operators.
* Observe, coach, and provide feedback to employees.
* Performs Manager-on
* Duty functions in the absence of CPF General Manager.
* Ensures completion of paperwork.
* Acts as the liaison for Office Depot's outsource vendors and the CPF.
* Trains employees on software applications, production systems and service procedures.
* Write and manage shift production schedules

What Does A Lead Operator Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Manufacture Oligonucleotides/HTP for use in the biotech industry by following established protocols and SOP s.
* Operate semi-automated and automated basic lab equipment.
* Regularly evaluate non-routine test results and either fail the product or allow it to continue through the production cycle.
* Responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the Oligo/Assay manufacturing floor.
* Balance multiple tasks.
* Demonstrate knowledge in the use of basic lab techniques and basic computer knowledge.
* Demonstrate the ability to meet standards as defined by the manufacturing process.
* Responsible for inspecting products to verify conformance to final product specifications.
* Adjust priorities to meet production deliverables.
* Recommend measures to improve production process methods and equipment performance while keeping quality of product in mind.
* Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency in the manufacturing group.
* Inspect materials for manufacturing operations.
* Provide technical direction to manufacturing technicians/personnel.
* Set an example for effective communication within and outside the department

What Does A Lead Operator Do At Navy Federal Credit Union

* Ensure compliance with GAAP and ASC; evaluate amended regulations and recommend changes
* Interpret emerging accounting policies and make recommendations for changes to remain in compliance
* Maintain financial statements by review, analysis and reconciliation to include preparing external reports, schedules and statements
* Perform accounting activities with ledgers, reconciliation and financial reports
* Investigate and resolve discrepancies by actively collaborating and communicating across business lines
* Maintain training documentation, historical files, internal procedures and assists with updating policies
* Serve as mentor/trainer and provide guidance and assistance to team members
* Serve as resource for the resolution of complex and/or unique problems
* Serve on automated financial systems improvement initiatives
* Perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Lead Operator Do At General Dynamics Information Technology

* Driving to; from; and/or between work sites or business locations; driving to/from customer/vendor meetings; driving to transport or retrieve documents to/from customer/vendors or any place of business; or; driving in conducting office errands where running errands is a part of the customary activities/responsibilities of the position.
* As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors
* With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services
* GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
* Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

What Does A Lead Operator Do At General Motors

* Collaborate with the Validation organization to develop and execute a comprehensive validation plan to ensure robust field performance.
* Understand core strategies, feature requirements, UX requirements and operational process requirements for OTA programming.
* Participate in feature architectural reviews, integration events, and initial validation events to gain first-hand understanding of status at key milestones.
* Understand implementation project timelines and vehicle program rollout timing.
* Lead cross-functional effort of Product Development, Aftersales Engineering, GCCX, and contracted resources who support software updates, from project inception, validation, toll gate process through deployment.
* Establish confidence launch plan for each assigned project
* Drive resolution of all issues surfaced during development process that lack a natural owner or require cross functional coordination.
* Drive formal closed-loop-learning for issues identified during update campaigns back to natural owners to ensure long-term corrective action
* Define/Refine robust scalable processes and formally document for consumption by cross-functional team members as well as new team members
* Travel as required to fulfill responsibilities

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Lead Operator Career Paths

Lead Operator
Plant Manager Site Manager Area Manager
Area Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager General Manager Account Executive
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Service Manager General Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor General Manager Property Manager
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
General Manager Property Manager
Director Of Property Management
6 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Director Director Of Facilities
Director, Facilities & Operations
6 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Manager Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Facilities Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Owner Driver
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Operations Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Quality Engineer Lean SIX Sigma Black Belt
Process Leader
6 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Human Resources Assistant Technical Recruiter
Resource Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Field Service Technician
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Branch Manager Account Executive
Territory Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Operator 4.3 years
Lead Operator 4.0 years
B-Operator 3.8 years
Head Operator 3.6 years
Assistant Operator 3.1 years
Operator 2.8 years
Operator Trainee 1.6 years
Top Careers Before Lead Operator
Operator 18.9%
Supervisor 6.1%
Manager 5.2%
Technician 4.0%
Cashier 4.0%
Internship 3.8%
Foreman 2.7%
Top Careers After Lead Operator
Operator 10.8%
Supervisor 8.5%
Manager 5.3%
Technician 4.4%
Consultant 3.5%
Owner 3.3%

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Lead Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

72.7%

Female

26.0%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

61.3%

Hispanic or Latino

15.9%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

7.8%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.6%

French

5.8%

Chinese

4.4%

German

4.4%

Portuguese

4.0%

Mandarin

3.6%

Arabic

3.3%

Carrier

2.9%

Italian

2.9%

Japanese

2.5%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Romanian

1.5%

Russian

1.5%

Cantonese

1.5%

Dutch

1.1%

Korean

1.1%

Dakota

0.7%

Hebrew

0.7%

Swedish

0.4%

Igbo

0.4%
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Lead Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

29.4%

Strayer University

5.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.2%

Ashford University

5.2%

Arizona State University

4.4%

San Jose State University

4.4%

Michigan State University

4.2%

Community College of the Air Force

3.8%

Western Washington University

3.7%

Pennsylvania State University

3.7%

Kaplan University

3.5%

Iowa State University

3.5%

University of Central Florida

3.1%

University of Houston

3.1%

University of Washington

3.1%

Purdue University

3.1%

Clemson University

2.9%

University of Texas at Austin

2.9%

Florida State University

2.9%

Indiana Wesleyan University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

34.3%

Management

6.2%

Criminal Justice

6.0%

Computer Science

4.8%

Accounting

4.8%

General Studies

4.5%

Electrical Engineering

4.0%

Communication

3.4%

Finance

3.3%

Computer Information Systems

3.3%

Psychology

3.2%

Marketing

2.9%

Education

2.7%

Mechanical Engineering

2.5%

Health Care Administration

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.4%

Project Management

2.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.3%

Graphic Design

2.2%

Information Technology

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.7%

Other

30.4%

Masters

14.9%

Associate

12.4%

Certificate

5.2%

Diploma

1.5%

Doctorate

0.7%

License

0.3%
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Real Lead Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Operations Advisor Chevron Corporation Houston, TX Jan 20, 2014 $248,340
Lead of Network Data Center Operations Oportun Inc. Redwood City, CA Sep 29, 2015 $188,822
Lead of Network Data Center Operations Oportun Inc. Redwood City, CA Jan 28, 2016 $188,822
Therapeutic Area Lead, Country Clinical Operations Genentech, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Apr 23, 2015 $182,889 -
$233,400
Operations Leader Blue Cube Operations LLC Freeport, TX Feb 03, 2016 $155,563 -
$181,166
Operations Lead Quality Software Services, Inc. Columbia, MD May 13, 2014 $150,000
Lead of Network Data Center Operations Progress Financial Corporation Redwood City, CA Nov 15, 2014 $142,250
Lead of Network Data Center Operations Progress Financial Corporation Menlo Park, CA Sep 20, 2014 $142,250
Lead of Network Data Center Operations Progress Financial Corporation Menlo Park, CA Sep 19, 2014 $141,856
Operations Lead Beepi, Inc. Los Altos, CA Apr 23, 2015 $140,000
Lead-Program Management and Store Operations Ahold Fresh LLC Landover, MD Aug 20, 2014 $137,697
IM Leader Operations General Electric Company Houston, TX Aug 30, 2013 $135,000
Technical Leader Sterling Performance and Operatio IBM Corporation Irving, TX Jun 04, 2014 $132,800 -
$269,600
Ultrasound Growth and Operations Leader General Electric Company-Healthcare Waukesha, WI Jul 19, 2013 $130,000 -
$140,000
Operations Leader-Drilling Fluids Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Houston, TX Mar 08, 2016 $128,712
Ultrasound Growth & Operations Leader General Electric Co. (GE Healthcare) Waukesha, WI May 15, 2015 $124,000 -
$142,000
Associate Clinical Operations Leader Parexel International Billerica, MA Apr 09, 2016 $117,500
Associate Clinical Operations Leader Parexel International Billerica, MA Apr 09, 2016 $117,000
Therapeutic Area Lead, Country Clinical Operations Genentech, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Apr 23, 2015 $116,700 -
$233,400
Operations Lead Experis Us, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 10, 2014 $110,528 -
$208,700
Formation Operations Leader Dow Kokam Mi, LLC Midland, MI Oct 01, 2011 $110,000
Clinical Operations Leader Parexel International Waltham, MA Jul 13, 2016 $109,883
Lead Client Services & Operations-US Infosys BPO Ltd. Phoenix, AZ Jul 14, 2014 $108,202
Operations Lead Intel Corporation Santa Clara, CA Jan 03, 2016 $106,517 -
$129,500
Clinical Operations Leader Parexel International Billerica, MA Sep 18, 2014 $101,000
Lead Operations Manager Iron Fist International, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 18, 2014 $96,000
Lead Operations and Data Manager Marinexplore, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 13, 2013 $90,000 -
$110,000
MWD Lead Operator Scientific Drilling International, Inc. Mills, WY Sep 20, 2011 $88,815
Global Operations Leader The Dow Chemical Company Midland, MI Sep 05, 2014 $88,379 -
$117,204
Operations Excellence Lead Verengo, Inc. Torrance, CA Apr 04, 2016 $83,000 -
$90,000

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Lead Operator

Average Yearly Salary
$68,000
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$39,000
Min 10%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Median 50%
$118,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Santa Rosa, CA
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Avg Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a Lead Operator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Lead Operator in the United States is $68,236 per year or $33 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $39,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $118,000.

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Top Skills for A Lead Operator

  1. Safety Meetings
  2. Safety Procedures
  3. Customer Service
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  • Promoted safety by conducting safety audits, reviews and facilitating company safety meetings.
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations; documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Implement lean 6-sigma methodology within the customer service organization to drive increased productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction globally.
  • Managed and coordinated daily operations activities, executed daily operations within the regional branch.
  • Created capacity plan for entire facility to identify overcapacity work- centers and underutilized labor.

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Top 10 Best States for Lead Operators

  1. Wyoming
  2. Connecticut
  3. Rhode Island
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Delaware
  6. New Jersey
  7. Texas
  8. South Carolina
  9. District of Columbia
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