Crushing Machine Operator Job Description

The Crushing Machine Operator job function is to set up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber.

Duties:

The Crushing Machine Operator reads work orders to determine production specifications and information. The Crushing Machine Operator observes operation of equipment to ensure continuity of flow, safety, and efficient operation, and to detect malfunctions. The Crushing Machine Operator moves controls to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment that crushes, grinds, polishes, or blends materials. The Crushing Machine Operator records data from operations, testing, and production on specified forms. The Crushing Machine Operator examines materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands, in order to ensure conformance to established standards. The Crushing Machine Operator weighs or measures materials, ingredients, and /or products at specified intervals to ensure conformance to requirements. The Crushing Machine Operator cleans, adjusts and maintains equipment, using hand tools. The Crushing Machine Operator notifies supervisors of needed repairs. The Crushing Machine Operator sets mill gauges to specified fineness of grind. The Crushing Machine Operator rejects defective products and readjusts equipment to eliminate problems.

Knowledge:

The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. The Crushing Machine 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 Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. The Crushing Machine Operator needs knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. The Crushing Machine 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.

Skills:

  • The Crushing Machine Operator needs skills to watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working property.
  • The Crushing Machine Operator needs skills to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • The Crushing Machine Operator needs skills to perform tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • The Crushing Machine Operator needs skills to control operations of equipment or systems.
  • The Crushing Machine Operator needs skill to determine causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • The Crushing Machine Operator needs skill to give 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 Crushing Machine Operator needs skill to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • The Crushing Machine Operator needs skill to manage one’s own time and the time of others.
  • The Crushing Machine Operator needs skill to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.
  • The Crushing Machine Operator needs skill to be able to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Abilities:

The Crushing Machine Operator needs the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The Crushing Machine Operator needs the ability to keep the hand and arm steady while moving the arm or while holding the arm and hand in one position. The Crushing Machine Operator needs the ability to coordinate two or more limbs such as two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm while sitting, standing or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. The Crushing Machine Operator needs the ability to quickly respond with the hand, finger, or foot to a signal such as sound, light, or picture when it appears.

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