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Become A Machine Operator

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Working As A 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
  • $27,338

    Average Salary

What Does A Machine Operator Do

A Machine Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining complicated machinery and making sure it functions properly. They can work both outside or indoors, and work for a single company or on a contract basis.

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Machine Operator Career Paths

Machine Operator
Welder Numerical Control Operator
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Operator
Lead Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Associate Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Welder Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Operation Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Maintenance Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Inspector Quality Control Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Quality Technician Quality Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Production Operator Production Supervisor Quality Engineer
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Safety Officer Safety Coordinator
Safety Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Associate Warehouse Supervisor Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Forklift Operator Welder
Shop Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Production Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Machine Operator Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Arabic

  • German

  • Hmong

  • Portuguese

  • Polish

  • Vietnamese

  • Carrier

  • Hindi

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Bosnian

  • Khmer

  • Tagalog

  • Thai

  • Somali

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Filipino

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Real Machine Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Machine Operator, Stamping (Op-Mos) EPT, Inc. Chester, VA Apr 30, 2015 $72,197
Operator of GRS 10 Machine American Suncraft Co., Inc. Apr 18, 2016 $58,240 -
Farm Machine Operator T Swenson Trucking, LLC Grenora, ND Oct 03, 2016 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Kurt Groszhans Ashley, ND Jan 03, 2016 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Kurt Groszhans Ashley, ND Mar 01, 2015 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Douglas Fitterer New England, ND Feb 15, 2016 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Smith Farms Ltd-Nathan Smith Sawyer, ND Jan 04, 2016 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Robert Hay Farms Inc. Crosby, ND Jan 04, 2016 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Craig S. Fisher Richardton, ND Jun 30, 2015 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Craig S. Fisher Richardton, ND Feb 05, 2016 $37,566
Machine Operator/Mold Specialist Merrick Engineering, Inc. Corona, CA Jun 09, 2016 $35,027
Machine Operator Beacon Reel Company New Milford, CT Sep 26, 2016 $33,717
Machine Operator Metal Techniques, Inc. Parksdale, CA Jan 19, 2016 $32,157
Machine Operators BB Stoneworks, Inc. Lyons, CO Apr 01, 2016 $31,848
Farm Machine Operator SJ Dowling Partnership Midland, SD Jan 12, 2015 $27,987
Farm Machine Operator Farming Friends, Inc. Johnson City, KS Feb 25, 2015 $27,987
Farm Machine Operator Jason Kadrmas Dickinson, ND Feb 22, 2015 $27,987
Farm Machine Operator Scott and Janet Dowling Midland, SD Feb 15, 2015 $27,987
Farm Machine Operator Justin Folvag Williston, ND Jan 15, 2015 $27,987
Farm Machine Operator Susan Kadrmas Dickinson, ND Feb 22, 2015 $27,987
Farm Machine Operator Winsome Farms GP Johnson City, KS Feb 28, 2015 $27,987
Canning Machine Operator Atlas Brewing Company LLC Chicago, IL May 11, 2015 $27,402
Farm Machine Operator William Keith Chisholm Gary, MN Apr 18, 2016 $25,086
Farm Machine Operator Rostad Farms LLP Zumbrota, MN Sep 30, 2016 $25,086
Farm Machine Operator Lennard AG Co Howe, IN Jan 08, 2016 $25,086
Farm Machine Operator S&S Jerseyland Dairy LLC Sturgeon Bay, WI May 17, 2016 $25,086
Farm Machine Operator Kevin Quick Borup, MN Nov 05, 2016 $25,086
Farm Machine Operator Precision Pumping, Inc. Villard, MN Dec 04, 2016 $25,086
Tortilla Machine Operator Tortilleria Nixtamal, LLC NY Aug 15, 2016 $24,835
Machine Shop Operator H & F Waterwell Drilling Seminole, TX Apr 14, 2015 $24,627 -

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Top Skills for A Machine Operator


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Top Machine Operator Skills

  1. Inspect Parts
  2. Heavy Machinery
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Inspect parts to ensure quality.
  • Performed general warehouse duties, including light assembly, battery inspection and operation of heavy machinery.
  • Instructed staff on safety procedures and proper handling and disposing of hazardous waste materials.
  • Utilized machinist skills in the use of Bridgeport, CNC and manual milling machines.
  • Operated high speed envelope machines, set-up for print jobs, maintain daily production quota, cleaning equipment

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