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Production Machine Operator

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Operations

Performs highly repetitive types of short cycle machine operations associated with quantity production of identical units. Starts, stops and feeds the machine, and watches for imperfect operation. Speeds, feeds and tooling are ordinarily prescribed. In case of trouble, calls it to the attention of a set-up person or supervisor. Normally works under close supervision. This job is mainly one of machine tending. May operate low level CNC Machine.

Work Settings

Manufacturing floor setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. Shift work and overtime is common. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day.


High school diploma or GED; working knowledge of shop mathematics is necessary

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average hourly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $13.41/hour.

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