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Machine Operator - Production - Manufacturing

PrideStaff Nashville, TN Full-Time
$13.00 - $18.00 / hour
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The Machine Operator / Production Associate is responsible for set up and operation in a production environment.  Operate equipment and produce output in a safe and efficient manner according to established specifications and procedures.

Knowledge of Production and Processing 

  • Responsible for operating the production machinery according to established production needs/requirements while inspecting finished products for quality. 
  • Responsible for set-up, loading, starting, adjusting process variables, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and properly shutting down process equipment in accordance with published production schedules and product specifications. 
  • Responsible for assisting inspector/packers and material handling personnel.
  • Responsible for following prescribed methods for machine operation insuring the highest level of machine efficiency and product yield.
  • Responsible for performing minor maintenance functions on the production equipment, or notifying maintenance, so as to ensure that the process machinery can meet production levels.
  • Responsible for notifying the shift supervisor and/or production manager of significant deviations from normal operating conditions.
  • Responsible for performing duties in a safe/responsible manner and in accordance with company policy, inclusive of maintaining general work area cleanliness and orderliness. 
  • Responsible for time management and accurate production reporting.
  • Responsible for performing other duties as assigned by the shift supervisor, production manager, and/or the plant manager.


  • Operation Monitoring and Control Handling and Moving Objects
  • Inspecting Equipment or Material
  • Monitor Processes and Materials
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Quality Control Analysis - a plus

  • Must follow company policies and practices including, but not limited to, the company’s attendance policy.
  • Must have ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Must have machine operation experience 
  • Experience working in a factory environment is preferred.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be at Least 18 Years of Age
  • Basic Math Skills and Measuring 
  • Pass Drug Screening and Background Check

Recommended skills

Complex Problem Solving
Production Equipment Controls
Material Handling
Production Management


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Machine Operator - Production - Manufacturing
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