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Become An Operator

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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.

Operator jobs

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Operator Career Paths

Operator
Foreman Technician Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Operations Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineering Technician Engineer
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Service Manager General Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Supervisor Operations Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Operations Manager Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Sales Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Order Selector Forklift Operator Carpenter
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Operator Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Foreman Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Field Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Operations Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Technician Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Operator Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    71.1%
  • Female

    27.4%
  • Unknown

    1.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    79.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.9%
  • Asian

    6.3%
  • Unknown

    1.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    63.9%
  • French

    7.7%
  • Chinese

    2.7%
  • German

    2.6%
  • Japanese

    2.5%
  • Arabic

    2.4%
  • Russian

    2.3%
  • Mandarin

    2.1%
  • Portuguese

    2.0%
  • Carrier

    1.7%
  • Dakota

    1.6%
  • Italian

    1.4%
  • Polish

    1.3%
  • Vietnamese

    1.1%
  • Korean

    1.1%
  • Cantonese

    1.1%
  • Hmong

    0.9%
  • Tagalog

    0.6%
  • Hindi

    0.5%
  • Thai

    0.5%
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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
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
Hydrostaticmachinary Operator Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures Haines, AK Feb 14, 2015 $37,566 -
$58,436
Fellerbuncher Operator Pepin Lumber Inc. ME Jun 06, 2016 $34,436
Fellerbuncher Operator YPC Forest Enterprise Inc. ME Feb 11, 2016 $34,436
Fellerbuncher Operator Edmond Roy & Sons Inc. ME Aug 29, 2016 $34,436
Evacuating Operator Hoff, Inc. Boonton, NJ May 30, 2008 $33,809
Fellerbuncher Operator YPC Forest Enterprise Inc. ME Jul 24, 2015 $33,392
Loan Operator The Korea Development Bank New York, NY Jul 08, 2013 $31,931
Delimber Operator Louis Lessard Inc. ME May 06, 2016 $31,305
Delimber Operator Pepin Lumber Inc. ME Jun 06, 2016 $31,305
Delimber Operator YPC Forest Enterprise Inc. ME Feb 11, 2016 $31,305
Delimber Operator Louis Lessard Inc. ME Jun 07, 2015 $31,305
Delimber Operator YPC Forest Enterprise Inc. ME Jul 24, 2015 $31,305
Operator Columbine Hills Concrete Inc. Silverthorne, CO Jan 28, 2008 $29,740
Vineyard Operator Flight Rail Corp. DBA River Bend Vineyards Ukiah, CA Mar 15, 2016 $29,640
Delimber Operator Francois Lessard ME Jun 01, 2014 $29,218
Delimber Operator Pepin Lumber Inc. ME Jun 02, 2014 $29,218
Delimber Operator Pepin Lumber Inc. ME Jun 01, 2015 $29,218
Delimber Operator Louis Lessard Inc. ME Jun 08, 2014 $29,218
Construction Operator Cameron Drilling Co. Inc. Alexandria, VA Aug 12, 2008 $28,655
AG Operator Lynn Arnold Esmond, ND Mar 16, 2015 $28,362

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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.

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