Machine Operator - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Shift

SOLO INC Newport News, VA


Job Title: Machine Operator                   

Reports To:   Production Supervisor

FLSA:  Non-exempt (1st Shift 6:00 am - 1:45 pm  2nd Shift  2:00 pm - 9:45 pm and 3rd Shift 10:00 pm - 5:45 am)                            

Department:  Production

Salary Range:  

Revised: 12/12/18

 Job Summary – Operate manual and semi-automatic pneumatic tools and machinery.  This position requires the operator to have good manual dexterity and ability to stand for long periods of time.


  • Ensures proper assembly of product parts to produce handheld/backpack sprayers and pump assemblies.
  • Inspects final product for (completeness, functionality, proper fit) before forwarding to the next station in the assembly process.
  •  Responsible for maintaining an adequate level of sub-assemblies to complete the task.
  • Ensure that the time, material and wastage is minimized.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  •  Basic reading, writing, and machine operation skills are required to perform manual tasks.
  • Ability to use hand tools such as a screwdriver or a small pneumatic press to assemble parts.
  • Ability to follow step-by-step instructions and perform defined activities to completion.  Standard procedures are established. 
  • Ability to meet established quality and productivity standards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally. 
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.

Education & Experience:

High School diploma or GED - This is an entry-level position; No training or experience is required.

 Physical Requirements:

Seeing: This individual must be able to read instructions or diagrams and work with small machine parts, tools, and equipment. Hearing/Talking:  Must be able to communicate with others by means of spoken words. Must be able to follow verbal instructions. Limited portions of the workday require talking.

Sitting/Standing/Walking:  Must be able to maintain mobility.  This position requires the operator to stand for extended periods of time.  Sitting is limited to break periods.

Climbing/Reaching:  Climbing is not required in this position.  Major portions of the day require reaching for parts.

Bending/Stooping/Kneeling: Occasional bending/stooping or kneeling to obtain materials. 

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling:  Must be able to use hands and fingers to work with parts, tools, and equipment. Manual dexterity is essential to this position.  

Lifting:  Frequent lifting of up to 10 pounds; infrequent lifting up to 25 - 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in a manufacturing environment.  Exposure to moving mechanical parts; moderate exposure to extreme heat/cold.

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