Reports to: Production Foreperson/Leading Hand

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Semi-skilled work requiring some initial training, e.g. Machinist; Film or paper processor; Chemical mix assistant
  • Machine attendant charged with material input and batching product output and making routine adjustments to running machinery
  • Ensure safety requirements are met.
  • Some degree of judgement involved.

Examples: Plastics/rubber machine operator; plastics laminator; cloth/carpet weaver; knitting machinist; embroiderer; small goods maker; milk products worker; dry cleaner; machinery assembler; pharmaceutical machine operator; metal polisher; tyre moulder/retreaders.

Typical qualifications and experience: An inexperienced operator can be put on to the work on engagement but needs regular supervision and instruction for three to six months before fully competent.