Light Industrial Job Descriptions
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Check out our top light industrial job descriptions.
ASSEMBLY / PRODUCTION
- Assembler. Puts together the parts of manufactured products. Reads blueprints and schematics; uses machinery or hand tools. Also called a fabricator.
- Clean Room. Provides technical support to manufacturing in a clean room, including providing manufacturing assistance and support for new or existing products and process lines.
- Production Operator. Works as part of an assembly line or works on individual production jobs from start to finish. Involved in the assembly or creation of products, such as cars or computers, and upholds quality and safety standards during the process.
- Electronic Assembler. Puts together electronic components, such as computers or electric motors. Reads work orders and blueprints and follows production drawings, guidelines and other instructions.
- Machine Assembler. Fastens and installs piping, fixtures, or wiring and electrical components to form assemblies or subassemblies. Inspects, operates, and tests completed products to verify functioning, machine capabilities, and conformance to customer specifications.
- Medical Assembler. Builds, fits, repairs and maintains devices used to increase mobility or heal injuries of the human body, such as artificial limbs and splints.
DISTRIBUTION / FULFILLMENT / WAREHOUSE
- Certified Forklift Operator. Uses a powered industrial truck, or forklift, to move materials, most often in a warehouse or a factory setting. Often responsible for loading and unloading trucks.
- Inventory Clerk. Keeps track of stock that moves in and out of a specified location or a stockroom.
- Loader/Unloader. Moves freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
- Material Handler. Processes all goods received or shipped by a company. In charge of the physical receipt, distribution and storage of all products from office supplies to raw materials, parts and tools.
- Order Selector. Oversees the receiving and storage of shipments in a warehouse. Responsible for effectively organizing items and ensuring that physical counts match the numbers in a company’s computer database.
- Shipping/Receiving Coordinator. Verifies and maintains records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepares items for shipment.
- Transportation Clerk. Checks the contents and related documents of freight goods. Tallies and records the consignment and destination details of articles, containers and passengers.
- Quality Control Inspector. Guarantees the highest standards of excellence are maintained in the production and manufacturing of consumer goods. Instrumental in all phases of the production process — from the introduction of the initial components, ingredients or elements through the final product packaging.
- Quality Control Technician. Makes sure a product and its manufacturing process meet a company’s quality and safety standards, and that the manufacturing process operates effectively and safely.
- Quality Control Tester. Examines products and materials for defects or deviations from manufacturers’ or industry specifications.
- Test Technician. Performs quality control trials on various types of products. Carefully inspects parts or finished products to make sure they were built according to specifications, then puts items through a series of tests to determine their effectiveness, durability, and safety.
- CNC Operator. Programs CNC (computer numeric control) machines and monitors progress; maintains, diagnoses, and repairs various pieces of machinery as necessary. May also use design programs and computer-aided drafting (CAD) software in conjunction with the machines to create an automated process for manufacturing products.
- Electronic Technician. Repairs business or household electronic products such as televisions, computers, or radios. Works with engineers and helps develop electronic systems, components, or products.
- Fabricator. Works on an assembly line, putting together different types of equipment.
- Machine Operator. Handles different types of machines depending on the line of work. Usually operates heavy industrial machines such as cranes; however, may also operate smaller office machines.
- Machinery Maintenance Mechanic. Maintains and repairs factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment.
- Welder. Joins pieces of material together — usually metals, but sometimes plastics — using welding equipment.
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