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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

  • $65,850

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead Operator Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Analyze and resolve work problems and support team in solving work problems.
* Initiate, suggest and implement strategies to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
* Trains and develops training program for the group
* Initiate changes, write, edit and develop new and existing protocols.
* Ensure all documentation is completely filled out and accurate.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Will work with senior operations management to establish priorities and plans for projects and ongoing issues.
* Will work with area supervisors, managers and other operations resources to address employee and process issues.
* May interact with regulatory agencies during internal and external audits

What Does A Lead Operator Do At NRG Energy, Inc.

* Oversee the safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally sound operation of plant equipment
* Understand and execute the equipment clearance procedure (LOTO)
* Properly directs Control Room, plant auxiliary equipment and systems operation during normal and emergency operation
* Communicate information clearly, both orally and written
* Assist others in performance testing
* Assist in on-the-job training of other Operators
* Troubleshoot plant equipment to resolve operational problems
* Generate and review Work Requests for execution of equipment repair
* Operate various computer systems to receive, analyze, comprehend and input data
* Monitor and record data available through the use of various instruments, recording charts, annunciator systems and other monitoring devices onto shift logs as directed by plant operational procedures
* Assist in providing skill enhancement training to other personnel
* Implement Plant Emergency Procedures as needed
* Operate electric generating units to control flow and processing of electrical energy and process steam to customer
* Observe variations in operating conditions and interpret meter and gauge readings
* Assist maintenance personnel in performance of maintenance activities to include use of tools, equipment and Company vehicles as necessary
* Ensure compliance with all federal, state and company safety and environmental procedures, taking action to prevent noncompliance and hazards.
* Promotes an attitude of commitment towards a safe work workplace and environmental compliance for the Operating Team, as well as demonstrating a commitment to other departmental areas

What Does A Lead Operator Do At Kelly Services

* Coordinates assembly and packing operations within the assigned area.
* Deals with associates, materials and equipment problems (Opportunities) in the assigned area.
* Coordinate and provide safety equipment to all associate if necessary.
* Communicate all situations that may have adverse impact to product, machines or process to the immediate supervisor.
* Trains new associates, conduct cross training. (Rotated to regular Associates and keep informed the supervisor of the Training progress.
* Maintain a motivated group of associates.
* Maintain proper maintenance standard of the area.
* Use of computer system applications.
* Coordinates code and batch changes according SPEC’S, SOP'S and code set ups as per cells in belts layout
* Keep process monitoring on quality and performance targets.
* Promote a world class environment through working teams and Safety/Environmental.
* Implement process improvement ideas and programs.
* Prepare, complete and verify documents as required in the area Assigned.
* Manually document (ex: checker chart) and/or electronically (ex: POMs) the required information to comply applicable procedures and specifications.
* This information includes but is not limited to process parameters, lots, amount of production, and others.
* Observes all company and regulatory EHS requirements.
* Observed confidentiality and data privacy rules at all time

What Does A Lead Operator Do At Target

* RESPONSIBILITIESProvide strategic thought partnership to partner groups across Digital and partner teams (i.e. Target Creative, Digital Product) to identify efficiency opportunities including process design, planning, and role clarity
* Develop and optimize workflows and drive communication plans; lead implementation to impacted teams
* Effectively present and communicate project strategy and scope, and share status and key decisions to the project team, department and partner teams including Senior Leadership
* Develop and manage project timing and action, milestones and other materials to move work forward
* Ensure strong working relationships with key stakeholders
* Effectively remove roadblocks and deliver solutions to move the work forward
* Consistently demonstrates leadership qualities that communicate commitment to Target’s goals
* Contributes to a culture of innovation and teamwork with measurable results

What Does A Lead Operator Do At Ultimate Software

* other duties may be assigned)
* Work with business units to establish and achieve measurable improvements to operational performance.
* Evangelize and provide education on operational excellence across the organization, ensuring that operational improvement is an inherent and understood requirement at all levels.
* Build new operational metrics and/or recommend changes as needed for the evolving business
* This individual has a proven hands-on record of delivering solutions that have driven bottom line performance improvement, as well as increased predictability of business results

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Lead Operator Career Paths

Lead Operator
Production Supervisor Operations Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
General Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Plant Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager General Manager
General Manager Of Operations
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Production Manager
Manufacturing Director
14 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor Production Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Operation Supervisor Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Manager Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Sales Manager
Sales And Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Specialist Account Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Manager Operations Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Production Supervisor Plant Manager
Vice President Of Manufacturing
14 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Production Manager Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Lead Operator Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Mandarin

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Vietnamese

  • Dutch

  • Cantonese

  • Korean

  • Carrier

  • Romanian

  • Hindi

  • Bosnian

  • Dari

  • Persian

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Real Lead Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Therapeutic Area Lead, Country Clinical Operations Genentech, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Apr 23, 2015 $182,889 -
Operations Leader Blue Cube Operations LLC Freeport, TX Feb 03, 2016 $155,563 -
Operations Lead Quality Software Services, Inc. Columbia, MD May 13, 2014 $150,000
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
Ultrasound Growth and Operations Leader General Electric Company-Healthcare Waukesha, WI Jul 19, 2013 $130,000 -
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 -
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 -
FSC Operational Excellence Lead Cargill, Incorporated Wayzata, MN Feb 22, 2011 $116,000
Commercial Operations Leader General Electric Company-GE Global Research Cent San Ramon, CA Nov 11, 2013 $112,000
Operations Lead Experis Us, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 10, 2014 $110,528 -
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
Operations Lead Intel Corporation Santa Clara, CA Jan 03, 2016 $106,517 -
Clinical Operations Leader Parexel International Billerica, MA Sep 18, 2014 $101,000
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 -
Operations Excellence Lead Verengo, Inc. Torrance, CA Apr 04, 2016 $83,000 -

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Top Lead Operator Skills

  1. Safety Meetings
  2. Safety Procedures
  3. Daily Operations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conduct safety meetings, site safety audit/inspection.
  • Implement airfield safety procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for personnel within the sweeper operation.
  • Assisted machine operators in daily operations.
  • Served on safety committee to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations
  • Perform maintenance and repairs of loading facility.

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