An operator sometimes referred to as a machine operator, is responsible for the installment, maintenance, and control of machinery in a facility. Their duties include conducting tests and repairs on said tools and operating tools in order to create or transport products or complete other tasks.

Keys to writing an operator job description. Zippia analyzed thousands of operator job descriptions to identify key pieces of information you want to include. Using a machine learning data analysis, we determined the following key facts about operator job descriptions:

  • The average operator job description intro is about 129 words
  • The responsibilities section contains an average of 13 bullets points
  • The requirements section contains an average of 10 bullets points

Find Better Talent in Less Time
Post a Job on Zippia and take the best from over 7 million monthly job seekers.

Operator Duties

  • Assist in developing the company s short and long term training plans and managing yearly ammunition allocation.
  • Assist and manage the extrusion process of polyester raw material in pellet or chip form to produce finish rolls of plastic.
  • Manage day-to-day transportation and logistics services for multinational account base.
  • Manage the master calendar and schedule resources such as communication equipment, weapons, transportation and ammunition forecast and delivery.
  • Job require basic math skills: fractions and decimals.
Check All Operator Duties

Operator Requirements

Operator requirements can be divided into basic requirements and required soft skills. The lists below show the most common requirements included in operator job postings.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in similar role.
  • Good understanding of the production process.
  • Strong manual dexterity.
  • Ability to lift heavy loads.
Required Soft Skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication abilities.
  • Team work orientation.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Attention to detail.

Operator Description Example 1

Full Job Description

This role may also be located in our Playa Vista, CA campus.

Minimum qualifications:

+ Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience

+ 5 years of work experience in a Strategy, Operations, or similar field

+ Ability to speak and write in English and Spanish fluently.

Preferred qualifications:

+ Experience communicating complex information to internal executive management and external partners/stakeholders.

+ Knowledge of the financial services ecosystem in LATAM.

+ Ability to deal with ambiguity and work independently across multiple functions and product areas to drive alignment and deliverables.

+ Ability to speak and write in Portuguese fluently.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to influence and collaborate with leaders across the organization.

+ Excellent problem-solving, project management and analytical skills, with effective business acumen.

As a Strategy and Operations Lead, you will demonstrate project management skills, executive communications, analytical skills, and business judgment to support strategic decisions and foster growth initiatives across the full suite of Payments Products. You will be responsible for enabling an externally-facing Business Development team and effectively program managing and aligning internal teams and functions.

Whether it is paying online with Autofill, using tap and pay in stores, or using the Google Pay app, the Payments team at Google is focused on making payments simple, seamless, and secure. In addition to consumer payment technologies, the Payments team also powers the money movement between Google and its consumers and businesses.

Additional Information

(Colorado only*) Minimum full-time salary range between $153,000 - $164,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation range for this role when being hired into our offices in Colorado.

+ Leverage strategic insights and operational efficiency to enable externally-facing Business Development teams to achieve growth targets and develop unique solutions.

+ Manage several initiatives concurrently, collaborating with multiple internal stakeholders.

+ Conduct and manage market analyses, solve strategic and operational problems, and identify key insights relevant for the global teams.

+ Communicate results and insights with cross-functional leaders (e.g. through presentations and ongoing analysis/reports, etc.).
Post A Job For Free, Promote It For A Fee

Operator Description Example 2

Full Job Description

Performs work as part of a team in an industrial laundry facility. Responsible for the safe, expeditious, and accurate handling of merchandise into and/or out of the laundry facility.
• Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Prepares appropriate numbers of daily slings or carts/carriers for the wash floor; Verifies merchandise type and quantity on PUC card; segregates like items together in a sling; Identifies counts, and totals ruin or damaged merchandise and records on the PUC card; Maintains safe and clean work environment, and observes best practices in all production activities; Other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Ability to understand all required training, written, and verbal instructions; Working knowledge of basic math skills; Good verbal and written communication skills; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Ability to meet attendance schedule.

• Working Environment/Safety Requirements:

Work is performed in a warehouse setting and regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme heat and cold conditions as well as dust and noise. Work is based on a shift schedule, and may include weekends. Overtime required as needed. Physical Requirements Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions; Requires the ability to move or maneuver slings or carriers weighing up to 220 lbs; Requires the ability to move, lift, carry, push, or pull product weighing up to 50 lbs; Requires bending, reaching, pulling, and pressing at shoulder level and below waist area; Requires the use of hands for grasping and other manipulations; Requires standing and walking for long periods of time.

• Experience:

• Travel Requirements:

• Education:

High school degree or equivalent preferred

• License Requirements/ Certifications:




+ High School or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.

Interested in this opportunity?


Aramark will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance ordinance.
Dealing With Hard-To-Fill Positions? Let Us Help.

Operator Description Example 3

Full Job Description

Culver City,California,United States


+ You have a minimum of 3 years of hands-on work with Volumetric or Photogrammetry capture systems.

+ You're able to communicate effectively and represent the integrity of Apple when working with capture talent, multi-functional partners, and vendors.

+ You're capable of guiding subjects through a multi-part protocol while also running supporting hardware and software.

+ You have experience operating and maintaining lighting and camera systems, as well as iterating on camera and light placement and functionality, to optimize captured data sets.

+ You have experience programming in Python and Javascript, building processing pipelines working in on-premise and cloud-based environments.

+ You have experience running post processing systems, processing queues, and solving technical issues.

+ You have system administration experience including Mac and Windows.

+ You have experience working with hardware and software vendors, reporting bugs, and resolving issues in production systems.


The Capture Stage Operator runs capture sessions while operating the hardware and software. Develops and implements pipelines covering raw data, post processing, queueing, data validation and process tracking, using on-premise and cloud-based systems. Runs data post processing systems for 3D and 4D data from machine vision cameras. Throughout all of this, plans and prioritizes tasks to sustain a high level of productivity in a self-directed work environment. Develops and implements a maintenance schedule for all stage systems, software, and equipment, implementing vital steps to assure operational safety and integrity. Through collaboration with internal development teams and external hardware and software vendors, maintains and resolves issues as well as adds functionality. Plans and executes strategies for production automation and workflow; looks for opportunities to improve upon the efficiency and/or creative impact of processes.

**Education & Experience**

BA or equivalent Film and TV Production experience.

**Additional Requirements**

**Apple Footer**

Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant (Opens in a new window) .

Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. United States Department of Labor. Learn more (Opens in a new window) .

Apple is required to comply with a COVID-19 vaccination mandate issued by the New York City Department of Health. We will verify the vaccination status of all New York City team members who are working at an Apple Store, office, or partner store in New York City. New York City Department of Health Learn more (Opens in a new window) .

Apple will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law. If you're applying for a position in San Francisco, review the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance guidelines (opens in a new window) applicable in your area.

Apple participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program (Opens in a new window) .

Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace. Reasonable Accommodation and Drug Free Workplace policy Learn more (Opens in a new window) .
Start Connecting With Qualified Job Seekers

Operator Job Description Faqs

What Are The Most Common Skills On A Job Description For An Operator?

The most common skills on a job description for an operator are Safety Procedures, CDL, and Emergency Calls.

What Does An Operator Do?

Operators are skilled workers who are in charge of working on an industrial machine or a specific aspect of the manufacturing business. They are trained to operate machines, learning how to use them. They are also responsible for the maintenance and repair of the machine, and they should be able to troubleshoot problems and provide remedies to them. They must be knowledgeable about the different parts of the machine and how to mitigate any challenges that may arise. Operators should be alert, detail-oriented, and familiar with safety and health guidelines.
Ready To Start Hiring?