Conveyor Operators Job Description

by Publishing Team on June 22, 2010

The Conveyor Operator controls or tends conveyors systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. The Conveyor Operator may control speed and routing or materials or products.


The Conveyor Operator positions deflector’s bars, gates, chutes, or spouts to divert flow of materials from one conveyor onto another conveyor. The Conveyor Operator weighs or measures materials and products, using scales or other measuring instruments, or read scales on conveyors that continually weigh products, in order to verify specified tonnages and prevent overloads. The Conveyor Operator manipulates controls, levers, and valves to start pumps, auxiliary equipment, or conveyors, and to adjust equipment positions, speeds, timing, and material flows. The Conveyor Operator records production data such as weights, types, quantities, and storage locations of materials, as well as equipment performance problems and downtime. The Conveyor Operator informs supervisors of equipment malfunctions that need to be addresses. The Conveyor Operator cleans, sterilizes, and maintains equipment machinery and work stations, using hand tools, shovels, brooms, chemicals, hoses, and lubricants. The Conveyor Operator observes conveyor operations and monitor lights, dials, and gauges, in order to maintain specified operating levels and to detect equipment malfunctions. The Conveyor Operator operates elevators systems in conjunctions with conveyor systems. The Conveyor Operator reads production and delivery schedules, and confers with supervisors, to determine sort and transfer procedures, arrangement of packages on pallets, and destinations of loaded pallets. The Conveyor Operator repairs or replaces equipment components or parts such as blades, rolls, and pumps.


The Conveyor Operator needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. The Conveyor Operator needs knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. The Conveyor Operator needs knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. The Conveyor Operator needs knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. The Conveyor Operator needs knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statics, and their applications. The Conveyor Operator needs knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. The Conveyor Operator needs knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. The Conveyor Operator needs knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. The Conveyor Operator needs knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. The Conveyor Operator needs knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


  • The Conveyor Operator needs the skill to control operations of equipment or systems.
  • The Conveyor Operator needs the skill to watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • The Conveyor Operator gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • The Conveyor Operator adjusts actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • The Conveyor Operator determines causes of operating errors and decides what to do about it.
  • The Conveyor Operator selects and uses training methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • The Conveyor Operator conducts tests and inspections products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • The Conveyor Operator monitors performance of you, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • The Conveyor Operator understands written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • The Conveyor Operator must be able to manage his time and the time of others on his work crew.
  • The Conveyor Operator needs the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The Conveyor Operator needs the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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