Machine Operator Jobs

How to Enter

Although there are no strict educational entry requirements, many New Zealand employers prefer candidates who have relevant machine operation training. The personal requirements of a Machine Operator can include the following:

  • Highly accurate and patient
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Responsible and safety-conscious
  • Great communicator
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team


Typical Responsibilities

The day-to-day responsibilities of a factory Machine Operator can include the following:

  • Adjusting and operating manufacturing machinery
  • Lifting materials into machines
  • Testing throughout production stages and the final product
  • Maintaining machinery and reporting faults or damage
  • Ensuring all machinery is operated to Health & Safety standards



The future of a manufacturing is heading towards computer-aided design. Machine Operators who want to stay ahead of the curve and progress their careers forward can undergo training and learn Computer-Aided Manufacturing systems.


Salary Range

32K – 40K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427