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Sample machine operator job description

Founded in 1945, [Company X] has grown to become an international leader in electrical and power solutions. Our products have helped millions lead a happier, healthier life — and we’re just getting started. As we prepare to open a new facility, we’re looking for an experienced machine operator to help us meet our production goals. The ideal candidate is a team player who can put in the work to ensure high standards of quality and communication.

Objectives of this role

  • Operate complex machinery safely, accurately, and efficiently
  • Meet the production fulfillment needs of internal and external customers
  • Maintain high standards of company procedures and codes of conduct
  • Uphold a manufacturing process that is safe, efficient, and sanitary


  • Verify functionality of safety features prior to machine operation
  • Follow production instructions, whether written or verbal
  • Set up and perform minor calibrations of machinery, as needed
  • Operate machinery in a consistently safe manner
  • Perform inspections of machinery to ensure efficient operation and production
  • Maintain high quality of machine-produced outputs

Required skills and qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One to three months of relevant experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Ability to read, write, and understand basic instructions

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using all units of measure, including whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds or more