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Machine Operator in Thornton, CA at Staffing Network / QPA

Date Posted: 8/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

General Summary

Machine Operator I is responsible for the set up and operation of a production machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Works under immediate supervision; relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Secures and maintains material and supplies required on the operation.

  • Completes work area set up.

  • Operates and feeds the machine in a safe and efficient manner, and according to established procedures.

  • Stacks completed products in accordance with established procedures, and if required, may cover, label and band components/finish product.

  • Ensures work area is safe, clean and organized, and that equipment is safe to operate.

  • Completes pre-shift/startup equipment inspection checklist and reports any problems or concerns.

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work environment.

  • Maintains production records as required.

  • Checks materials and finished products to ensure compliance with standards.

  • Performs duties consistent with established safety and quality procedures, rules, and standards.

  • Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications


  • Minimum 6th grade basic education.

  • Minimum of 6 months of experience in manufacturing and/or assembling is required.

  • Working knowledge of basic math.

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to work in a safe manner

  • Ability to recognize quality of material

  • Demonstrates ability to perform LOTO

  • Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions

  • Demonstrate ability to use and operate hand tools

  • Demonstrate ability to stack material properly

  • Ability to pay attention to surroundings

  • Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions

  • Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English.

  • Ability to read a tape measure

  • Ability to troubleshoot the machine or equipment in use.

  • Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

  • Ability to work under immediate supervision

  • Ability to pass a drug test

  • Ability to work hours mandated by management


  • Safety conscious

  • Team player and goal oriented

  • Open to change and positive attitude

  • Committed to plant and company goals

  • Participates in Safety and CI programs

  • Punctual and reliable

  • Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results