Machine Operator 1

Job Summary – Machine operators work with heavy machinery from setup to operation. Machine operators might work with computer-controlled equipment or more mechanically based machines to make sure they are set up properly, working well, and producing quality product. Machine operators make sure their machines are working at full capacity, are stocked with needed materials, well-maintained and perform periodic checks on output.  Due to production line requirements, machine operators work in an environment where teamwork is important. They look over and measure parts with precision tools in order to make sure certain parts meet pre-determined quality and cosmetic standards. When parts have passed inspection, the parts go on to the next phase of production.  Machine operators are expected to meet production quotas. The level of documentation required varies, depending on the degree of precision needed for the finished product. Machine operators also need to keep track of the number of units that are scrapped due to various errors.


Job Function and Responsibilities

  • Test the machine before main work begins to be sure that it’s in good condition for production. Ensure that machines are calibrated and recalibrated before and after production procedures. Troubleshoot machine problems to determine actual faults.
  • Set all machine operation information such as speed, size and shape into machine before it begins running. Perform machine setups (calibration, cleaning etc.) to start a production cycle. Control and adjust the functions and settings of machines (e.g. speed).
  • Insert all production materials in the various parts of the machine where they are supposed to be to enhance   production output. Feed the necessary raw material or parts to semi-automated machines.
  • Study blueprint from work layout to ensure accuracy in production task. Reads job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements. Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Removes burrs, sharp edges, rust or scale from work piece. Performs minor machine maintenance such as oiling machines, dies or work pieces. Check output to discover any machine-related mistakes or flaws. Keep records of approved and defective units or final products.
  • Clean up machine parts after every work procedure.
  • Ensure that all materials and parts are labeled clearly and correctly.
  • Report to supervisor(s) regularly, keeping them updated on production activities and progress.
  • Responsible for department quality assurance goals and ensures that manufacturing processes lead to production of components that are in strict compliance with customer expectations and overall company philosophy.
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
  • Performs additional duties that may be required by management.



  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-3 years of machine operation experience.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Working knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools (caliper, micrometer etc.);
  •  Must have knowledge of test procedures, equipment, and set-up.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Teamwork and good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently.


AAP/EEO Statement

GSI Omaha is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of inappropriate or unlawful conduct on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected group status as provided by law.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs
Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Industrial, Inspector, Compliance, Machinist, Manufacturing, Quality, Legal

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