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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
  • $30,860

    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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Average Length of Employment
Extruder Operator 3.5 years
Press Operator 3.4 years
Machine Operator 3.0 years
Operator 2.8 years
Line Operator 2.4 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 14.4%
Cook 5.1%
Assembler 5.0%
Supervisor 3.4%
Teller 3.4%
Operator 3.3%
Manager 3.1%
Packer 3.1%
Top Employers After
Cashier 7.9%
Assembler 5.9%
Driver 5.0%
Operator 4.4%
Technician 4.2%
Supervisor 3.6%
Welder 3.3%

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Machine Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

68.9%

Female

29.3%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

62.9%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.1%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.6%

French

6.3%

Arabic

2.7%

German

2.6%

Hmong

2.4%

Portuguese

2.3%

Polish

1.6%

Vietnamese

1.5%

Carrier

1.1%

Hindi

1.0%

Russian

0.8%

Italian

0.8%

Khmer

0.7%

Bosnian

0.6%

Tagalog

0.6%

Somali

0.5%

Filipino

0.5%

Japanese

0.5%

Thai

0.4%

Swahili

0.4%
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Machine Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.3%

Grand Rapids Community College

8.5%

Greenville Technical College

6.6%

Kaplan University

5.9%

Ashford University

5.7%

Baker College

4.4%

Strayer University

4.3%

Fox Valley Technical College

3.9%

American InterContinental University

3.8%

The Academy

3.6%

Liberty University

3.5%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

3.5%

Henry Ford College

3.4%

Sinclair Community College

3.4%

Piedmont Technical College

3.4%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

3.1%

Vincennes University

3.0%

Tri-County Technical College

3.0%

Monroe Community College

3.0%

Vance-Granville Community College

2.9%
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Majors

Business

23.4%

General Studies

8.6%

Criminal Justice

7.7%

Computer Science

5.1%

Automotive Technology

5.0%

Electrical Engineering

4.6%

Health Care Administration

4.5%

Accounting

4.5%

Precision Metal Working

4.2%

Medical Assisting Services

3.7%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.7%

Nursing

3.6%

Industrial Technology

3.5%

Education

3.2%

Management

2.7%

Psychology

2.7%

Information Technology

2.6%

Graphic Design

2.2%

Computer Information Systems

2.2%

Liberal Arts

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

48.1%

Associate

19.7%

Bachelors

15.7%

Certificate

9.5%

Diploma

4.3%

Masters

2.0%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Real Machine Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Operator of GRS 10 Machine American Suncraft Co., Inc. Apr 18, 2016 $58,240 -
$66,560
Farm Machine Operator Kurt Groszhans Ashley, ND Mar 01, 2015 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Craig S. Fisher Richardton, ND Feb 05, 2016 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator T Swenson Trucking, LLC Grenora, ND Oct 03, 2016 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Craig S. Fisher Richardton, ND Jun 30, 2015 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Smith Farms Ltd-Nathan Smith Sawyer, ND Jan 04, 2016 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Douglas Fitterer New England, ND Feb 15, 2016 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Robert Hay Farms Inc. Crosby, ND Jan 04, 2016 $37,566
Farm Machine Operator Kurt Groszhans Ashley, ND Jan 03, 2016 $37,566
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
Machine Operator I Brookfield Resource Management Elmsford, NY Jun 25, 2015 $31,366
Sawing Machine Operators Loftco, LLC Las Vegas, NV Feb 26, 2016 $31,117
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 -
$25,627

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Top Skills for A Machine Operator

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  1. Inspect Parts
  2. Heavy Machinery
  3. Food Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operate Punch Presses, Trimmers, Auto Welders and Lathes * Inspect parts, adjusted machines, and changed tooling & dies
  • Performed general warehouse duties, including light assembly, battery inspection and operation of heavy machinery.
  • Performed food safety audits utilizing industry specific expertise to ensure the safety and quality of processes and products.
  • Earned management recognition for an exemplary work ethic and maintaining superior quality standards.
  • Operated CNC machines manufacturing hub assemblies for automobiles.

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