Job description / Role
Work on assembly lines and other types of factory lines to help with the creation of products of all kinds, sort mail, and perform other factory floor tasks. Manufacturing businesses, shipping companies, and factories hire line operators to work full-time hours during various shifts, including nights and weekends. Line operators work in a team environment with many colleagues and report to the floor supervisor or shift manager. Because line operators work completely on the property, travel is not required for this job.
Line Operator Duties and Responsibilities
• Specific job duties are different for line operators depending on their place on the line and the products being manufactured. These core responsibilities, however, are the same everywhere:
• Add Raw Materials Line operators add raw materials to the line to continue production.
• Set Up and Prepare Machinery Line operators set up machinery and prepare equipment to get the line running after a stop.
• Monitor Equipment Line operators monitor all nearby equipment while they’re working and stop the line immediately if there is a snag or another problem that could compromise product quality or worker safety.
• Perform Quality Control Line operators inspect items on the line and pull products and materials that do not meet quality standards.
• Communicate with Team Line operators maintain an open line of communication with other line workers and supervisors to alert them to potential hazards and assembling issues.
• Clean Work Area Line operators keep their immediate work area clean and organized throughout every work shift.
• Follow Safety Standards Line operators adhere to safety standards at all times. This includes wearing protective gear, such as work boots and safety glasses
Line Operator Skills and Qualifications
• Line operators work quickly and methodically to assemble products on an assembly line, sort packages or letters, and perform other factory floor tasks. Employers seek out candidates with the following skills:
• Mechanical skills – line operators use mechanical skills to perform specific line tasks involving sorting or assembling
• Communication skills – good verbal communication skills are essential for line operators, who speak frequently with other workers and supervisors during work shifts
• Attention to detail – attention to detail is a must-have for line operators, who must spot potential problems on the line and perform precise job functions
• Physical fitness – line operators stand for long periods at a time and may stoop, bend, or stretch to perform job functions, which requires physical fitness
• Computer skills – because many assembly lines run on automated systems and use digital technology, basic computer skills are a must-have for line operators
• Observation skills – line operators must be aware of their environment and themselves at all times, because failing to stay alert on an assembly line can compromise safety
Educational Qualifications & other Requirements
• Line operators must have a high school diploma or GED. Prefer to have existing forklift certification, or they may provide employees with forklift certification training within the first few weeks of employment..
• Prefer to have experience in bottled water manufacturing, soft drinks, food, and beverages industries, and at least 4 years' related work experience is required.
About the Company
A leading water & beverages company in Saudi Arabia.