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Working As An Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • $31,305

    Average Salary

What Does An Operator Do

An Operator manipulates machinery in a variety of fields. Their primary duties include setting up machines at the beginning of the shift, performing testing procedures to ensure that machines work optimally, and cleaning machines after each shift.

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Real Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Hydromill Operator Layne Christensen Frisco, TX Aug 03, 2016 $82,992
Milis Operator Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Jacksonville, FL Apr 01, 2013 $77,730 -
$97,686
Giken Silent Piler Operator Blue Iron Los Angeles, CA Feb 24, 2010 $73,045 -
$79,306
Unix Operator Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC New York, NY Jan 14, 2011 $60,944
Unix Operator Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC Piscataway, NJ Oct 01, 2010 $56,245 -
$33
First Operator – EAF Meltshop Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC Calvert, AL Feb 10, 2015 $55,000 -
$78,000
Operator Columbine Hills Concrete Inc. Silverthorne, CO Feb 29, 2008 $49,045
MS4 Operator City of Valparaiso Valparaiso, IN Jan 01, 2011 $48,606
Eqipment Operator Strata Corporation Williston, ND Sep 01, 2011 $41,740
Evaportor Operator Cora Texas Manufacturing Co., L.L.C. LA Oct 01, 2014 $39,236
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Top Skills for An Operator

SafetyProceduresCustomerServiceDailyOperationsHeavyEquipmentEmergencyCallsDozerPreventativeMaintenanceDataEntryTroubleShootingBackhoeSet-UpDumpTruckPackageFracQualityChecksOshaCNCHandToolsRawMaterialsFrontEndLoader

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Top Operator Skills

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Customer Service
  3. Daily Operations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Achieved strong performance metrics while following appropriate safety procedures.
  • Traverse City, MI 49686 Customer service job while also being extremely labor intensive.
  • Assist in ordering, receiving, storing, maintaining and issuing supplies and equipment to support the daily operations.
  • Operated heavy equipment on location for relocating drilling rigs.
  • Monitored emergency and code alarms, made emergency announcements, and routed emergency calls to the appropriate location.

Top Operator Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire an Operator

  1. Forklifts
  2. OHL
  3. North American Lighting
  4. Target
  5. Berry Network LLC
  6. Briggs & Stratton
  7. Georgia-Pacific
  8. Kelly Services
  9. Phillips-Medisize
  10. IAC
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