Want to become a machine operator?

Are you thinking of becoming a machine operator? Find out if machine operator is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does a machine operator do? What personality traits do machine operators have? Will robots replace machine operators? How much does a machine operator earn and is it a job in high demand?

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What does a machine operator do?

A machine operator operates machines and equipment for the manufacturing of goods. As a machine operator, you're responsible for the right course of the production process, and you make sure the machines run as effectively and efficiently as possible. Your activities include preparing orders and converting and setting the machines. You also try to solve possible failures. Additionally, the machines must be cleaned frequently. You usually work in shifts. As a machine operator, you work at companies in the nutrition industry, chemical industry and in the electrotechnical industry.


What personality traits do machine operators have?

There are two characteristics many machine operators have in common. Machine operators prefer manual labour (score highly in the REALISTIC category) and are process-oriented (score highly in the CONVENTIONAL category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of machine operator would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as machine operators? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace machine operators?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are machine operators? The chances of robotisation of a machine operator’s activities amount to 91%. This means that there is a HIGH CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by machine operators will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Machine Operator Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as a machine operator? How much does a machine operator earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for machine operators in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

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