Advanced Search

Machine Operator Salaries in Maumelle, AR

5% National Average vs This Salary

% Your Salary vs This Salary

Edit

Add your salary to the graph!

See how you compare to the average.

Please enter a valid number

We understood your entry of to be an hourly salary, and have converted it to a yearly salary of .

Edit

Close

Your salary of was too to display on our graph.

Edit

Close
Showing

>$60K

$55K

$50K

$45K

$40K

$35K

$30K

$25K

<$20K

Bottom 10%

Bottom 25%

Average

Top 25%

Top 10%

>$26

$24

$22

$20

$18

$16

$14

$12

<$10

Bottom 10%

Bottom 25%

Average

Top 25%

Top 10%

>$60K

$55K

$50K

$45K

$40K

$35K

$30K

$25K

<$20K

>$26

$24

$22

$20

$18

$16

$14

$12

<$10

* Source: Simply Hired's comprehensive salary data is compiled from Simply Hired's internal database, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other publicly available sources. The data is adjusted within a margin of error and normalized across all sources, locations, and job categories.


What would I do as a Machine Operator?

If you want to pursue a career as a machine operator, you will use large machines to move materials or products. You might work outdoors at a construction zone, on a dock or at a mining site or even underground as you extract minerals, ore or coal. You might find yourself working in a warehouse. You might use a forklift or work with a conveyor belt in order to facilitate the transport of materials. You will also need to the ability to operate your machine correctly.

What tasks would I perform as Machine Operator?

As a machine operator, you will be responsible for the following tasks: inspect the machine, inspect material prior to moving, and run equipment using foot or hand controls, steering wheel, levers or other controls. You will also need to move products or materials, track material/inventory, make minor repairs on the equipment and refer major mechanical problems to the proper channels.

Specific types of machine operators can include: conveyor operators, crane/tower operators, hoist and winch operators, underground mining loading machine operators, excavating operators, industrial truck and tractor operators, dragline operators, dredge operators and loading machine operators.

What education, qualifications and education would I need as a Machine Operator?

While you will likely not need a formal education, employers might require you to have relevant experience in the construction industry or working in a similar field. However, in some cases, the company will mandate that you have a high school diploma. You will likely receive on-the-job training that lasts about a month. In some cases, if the machine is especially complex, your training will take longer.

The International Union of Operating Engineers provides apprenticeship programs, which can increase your earning abilities. You might need to follow federal regulations implemented by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and by Occupational Safety & Health Administration, specifically related to safety.

Skills that can help you land a Machine Operator position include:

  • Physical stamina – You will work long hours at a repetitive job
  • Problem solving – You will need to promptly fix minor mechanical problems
  • Mechanical – You will need to understand how your machine works, which could include computer and technical operations

In addition, you will need solid math skills, strong attention to detail, analytical abilities, visual acuity, alertness and good eye-hand-foot coordination as you drive the machine under challenging conditions.






* Source: Simply Hired's comprehensive salary data is compiled from Simply Hired's internal database, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other publicly available sources. The data is adjusted within a margin of error and normalized across all sources, locations, and job categories.




Hiring for Machine Operator positions in Maumelle, AR?
Reach qualified local candidates in Maumelle, AR with hiring solutions from Simply Hired.
Post a Job