Production line operators work in manufacturing sites assembling products by a production line. They are entry-level production laborers who are responsible for operating heavy machinery and monitoring production. They perform maintenance work on the equipment and keep their working area clean and make sure they adhere to safety standards while performing their tasks.
Working as a line operator, you will have to keep records of the tasks you perform. You will be responsible for creating products that are in alignment with expected quality standards, following production schedules, and usually working in rotating shifts.
You need no specialized education to take on this role. A high school diploma is enough to get you hired, as long as you display reliable dexterity and a strong eye-hand connection. You will need to endure long stretches of standing by the assembly line, so physical stamina is a must. You will work as a member of a production team, which means great communication skills and affinity for teamwork are traits your employer will be looking for.