"preventative maintenance," "ppe," and "basic math" aren't the only skills we found line operators list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of line operator responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 15.0% of line operators have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 1.0% earned their master's degrees before becoming a line operator. While it's true that some line operators have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every two line operators did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those line operators who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a general studies degree. Less commonly earned degrees for line operators include a criminal justice degree or a electrical engineering degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a line operator. We've found that most line operator resumes include experience from Construction Specialties, Baxter International, and Express Employment Indy South. Of recent, Construction Specialties had 48 positions open for line operators. Meanwhile, there are 34 job openings at Baxter International and 21 at Express Employment Indy South.
Since salary is important to some line operators, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at BD, Dairy Farmers of America, and Kemps. If you were to take a closer look at BD, you'd find that the average line operator salary is $46,955. Then at Dairy Farmers of America, line operators receive an average salary of $45,972, while the salary at Kemps is $45,896.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a line operator include ManpowerGroup, Metro Chrysler Centre, and Kelly Services. These three companies were found to hire the most line operators from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, line operators make their living in the manufacturing and professional industries. Line operators tend to make the most in the manufacturing industry with an average salary of $37,379. The line operator annual salary in the agriculture and automotive industries generally make $36,480 and $36,166 respectively. Additionally, line operators who work in the manufacturing industry make 16.3% more than line operators in the retail Industry.