Conveyor Operators and Tenders
On the Job
Conveyor Operators and Tenders oversee conveyor systems that move materials or products. They may control the speed or routing of these systems.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Mark materials or objects for identification.
- Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
- Inspect material-moving equipment to detect problems.
- Test materials, solutions, or samples.
- Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
- Control pumps or pumping equipment.
- Operate conveyors or other industrial material moving equipment.
- Operate packing or other material processing equipment.
- Communicate with others to coordinate material handling or movement.
- Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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