• Conveyor Operators and Tenders
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Conveyor operators and tenders control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles.

What do they typically do

  • Position deflector bars, gates, chutes, or spouts to redirect the flow of materials from one conveyor onto another conveyor
  • Weigh or measure materials and products or read scales on conveyors to check specified weights and prevent overloads
  • Use controls, levers, and valves to start pumps, auxiliary equipment, or conveyors and to adjust equipment positions, speeds, timing, and material flows
  • Record production data such as weights, types, quantities, and storage locations of materials, as well as equipment performance problems and downtime
  • Inform supervisors of equipment malfunctions that need to be addressed
  • Clean, sterilize, and maintain equipment, machinery, and work stations, using hand tools, shovels, brooms, chemicals, hoses, and lubricants
  • Observe conveyor operations and watch lights, dials, and gauges to maintain specified operating levels and to find equipment malfunctions
  • Operate elevator systems in conjunction with conveyor systems

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Job Growth +0.1%
Job Opening 71

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Some may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
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