Mixing Machine Operators job function is to set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.
The Mixing Machine Operators weigh or measure materials, ingredients, and products to ensure conformance to requirements. The Mixing Machine Operator test samples of materials or products to ensure compliance with specifications, using test equipment. The Mixing Machine Operators must know how to start machines to mix or blend ingredients; then allow them to mix for specified times. The Mixing Machine Operators must operate or tend machines to mix or blend any of a wide variety of materials such as spices, dough batter, tobacco, fruit juices, chemicals, livestock feed, food products, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.
The Mixing Machine Operators dump or pour specified amounts of materials into machinery and equipment. The Mixing Machine Operator observes production and monitors equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation. The Mixing Machine Operator job function is to also stop mixing or blending machines when specified product qualities are obtained, and open valves and start pumps to transfer mixtures. Often the Mixing Machine Operator collects samples of materials or products for laboratory testing. They are required to add or mix chemicals and ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices. The Mixing Machine Operator knows that they should examine materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands, in order to ensure conformance to establish standards.
The Mixing Machine Operator job function includes inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. The Mixing Machine Operator uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes. The Mixing Machine Operator enters, transcribes, records, stores, or maintains information in written or electrical form. The Mixing Machine Operator must use their hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
The Mixing Machine Operator observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources. The Mixing Machine Operator knows that part of their job duties is to provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. The Mixing Machine Operator must evaluate information to determine the compliance with standards. They determine this by using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
The Mixing Machine Operator must be able to identify information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Then the Mixing Machine Operator must analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems. The Mixing Machine Operator monitors and reviews information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
The Mixing Machine Operator needs the ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. The Mixing 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 Mixing Machine Operator needs the ability to see details at close range that is within just a few feet from their work station. The Mixing Machine Operator needs the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The Mixing Machine Operator needs the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. They must be able to make precise coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. The Mixing Machine Operator needs the ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules. In other words they should be able to follow patterns of things such as numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations etc. This is a very vital part of their job since they are required to mix different ingredients as required. Most Mixing Machine Operators need a good knowledge of the English language and be able to understand written instruction in order to follow recipes or specific instructions.