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Job Title: Machine Operator

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Machine Operator to set up, maintain, and operate machinery. The ideal candidate will have experience in operating various types of machines and be able to work independently with minimal supervision. The Machine Operator will be responsible for ensuring that production runs smoothly and efficiently while maintaining a safe work environment.


  • Set up machines according to specifications
  • Operate machines to produce high-quality products
  • Perform routine maintenance on machines to ensure they are in good working order
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise during production
  • Ensure that production runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Maintain a safe work environment by following safety procedures and guidelines
  • Keep accurate records of production and maintenance activities


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proven experience as a Machine Operator
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Working Conditions: The Machine Operator will work in a manufacturing environment and may be exposed to loud noises, dust, and other hazards. The position may require standing for long periods of time and working in a variety of temperatures.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings options.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Machine Operator

What is the best way to find and hire a Machine Operator near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Machine Operator applicants. Employers posting their Machine Operator job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Machine Operator applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Machine Operator are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 5 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Machine Operator positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Machine Operator role?
SMS has 96% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Machine Operator job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Machine Operators are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 198% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Machine Operator applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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