What's it like to work as a Machine Operator?
Metal and plastic machine workers set up and operate machines that cut, shape, and form metal and plastic materials or pieces. Machine operators can also be known as machinists or tool and die makers.
Some machine operators work on computer-controlled machines and some use mechanical equipment. A successful machine operator keeps machines operating at full capacity and is also responsible for stocking raw materials, and performing maintenance and quality checks on machined products.
Safety is #1 priority
Metal and plastic machine workers are employed mainly in manufacturing. Although the work is generally not dangerous, hazards exist and workers must adhere to safety standards. Most work full time, and schedules may include evenings and weekends. Overtime is frequently part of this in-demand job.
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