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Heavy equipment operators are responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner. "Heavy equipment" may refer to forklifts, tankers, 18-wheel tractor-trailers, excavators or other pieces of machinery. They perform daily safety and maintenance checks on their equipment and perform ...
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Heavy Equipment Operator - Waste Management, Inc. , hourly rate: $13.97 - $23.26
Heavy Equipment Operator - Republic Services Inc , hourly rate: $14.55 - $18.20
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Machine setup operators ensure that the machines they are responsible for work properly and efficiently. This requires extensive knowledge of the machine or machines for which the operators are responsible. Every company has different expectation for their machine setup operators. However, these individuals ...
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Production operators monitor equipment during operations. Attention to detail while monitoring gauges and lines is required. The ability to troubleshoot and maintain production line machinery typically is preferred. Operators generally are responsible for accurately and completely documenting production ...
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Production Operator - 3M Company , hourly rate: $16.21 - $18.61
Production Operator - PPG Industries, Inc. , hourly rate: $14.74 - $19.90
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Receptionists/telephone operators typically work for businesses that need someone to greet customers, direct them on where to go, and answer their questions by telephone or in person. Although offices are common employers, these individuals may also work in locations such as salons and hotels. While ...
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Fork Lift Operator - Americold , hourly rate: $11.00 - $16.46
Fork Lift Operator - The Home Depot Inc. , hourly rate: $10.12 - $15.26
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Chemical process operator positions are classified as processing and production jobs. The chemical process operator is responsible for all chemical mixing, processing, and packaging operations within the production area. The operator must know and observe all safety procedures, organizational rules, ...
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Chemical Process Operator - Dow Chemical Co , hourly rate: $18.77 - $34.44
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A machinist set up operator is responsible for the set up and maintenance of the machine(s) for which they are responsible. This includes such tasks as being able to start or restart the equipment after there has been a power interruption, as well as conducting new new start-ups. The operator should ...
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The chemical plant operator is usually hired by chemical manufacturing companies. This operator generally works in a factory or manufacturing facility. Many companies do not require any education beyond a high school diploma, although training at a technical school as a chemical operator can be preferable. ...
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Refinery operators generally work in companies that are involved in the gas and oil industries, and the geographical locations of the jobs are limited to areas that have oil refineries. Generally, a high school diploma or equivalent is required, although additional education may be preferred. A professional ...
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Refinery Operator - Valero Energy Corp , hourly rate: $25.37 - $36.19
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A receptionist/telephone operator typically works at a company's headquarters or central location, helping facilitate - and act as a gateway for - communications coming into and leaving their offices . Additionally, this person is typically one of the first “faces” that outsiders encounter. Thus, it ...
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A computer operator performs a variety of tasks, including the operation of multiprocessing computers and organizing, maintaining, and distributing related reports. They must able to operate electronic computer systems in a big-data communication environment, as well as be able to read and understand ...
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CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) operators work in machinist positions in production facilities. CNC operators work with various shop machines to fabricate parts for assembly, usually from various metal compounds. They also set up their assigned machines for parts assembly runs, and then test the ...
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Small business owners and operators work in a variety of industries such as retail goods, auto repair, home inspection, and many others. Their primary duties (outside of their respective skill or trade) include managing employees, providing customer service, promoting their business, filing and documenting ...
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Small Business Owner / Operator - Self-Employed , salaries: $35,375 - $111,910
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