Conveyor Operators & Tenders

Also called: Chipper Operator, Flumer, Packaging Line Operator

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.
On the job, you would:
  • Inform supervisors of equipment malfunctions that need to be addressed.
  • Observe conveyor operations and monitor lights, dials, and gauges to maintain specified operating levels and to detect equipment malfunctions.
  • Record production data such as weights, types, quantities, and storage locations of materials, as well as equipment performance problems and downtime.
KNOWLEDGE

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • Control system software
  • Sortation software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP software
EDUCATION


no high school diploma/GED or high school diploma/GED
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK


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New job opportunities are very likely in the future.


Salary:
High: $59,910.00
Median: $39,260.00
Low: $32,770.00
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