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Industrial operator assistants fall within a production worker category. You assist production workers and industrial professionals to perform a variety of tasks. In a supporting role, you will be responsible for retrieving and maintaining tools, cleaning work areas and equipment, and providing other support as required. You will need to have a good understanding of industrial equipment, be good with tools, and have a positive, team-first attitude. If this role appeals to you and you think you are an ideal candidate, contact Randstad Canada today to learn more about available opportunities.

what operator assistant jobs entail

Operator assistants typically work in an industrial or manufacturing setting. Being physically fit, having endurance, and manual dexterity are an asset. Filling out paperwork, updating maintenance records and other clerical work may be included in your job description. You will report to a shift manager or foreman, facility manager, or senior operator.

average operator assistant salaries

The average annual salary for an operator assistant working in Canada is about $18 per hour, or $38,000. The salary range for this position is $15 to $21 per hour, or $31,000 to $44,000 per year. Those with experience in the role are known to receive higher salaries. Specific skills and abilities related to machine operation can help increase your earning potential.

your day to day tasks

As an industrial operator assistant, your role can vary significantly from day to day, depending on company needs and project priorities. Here are some of the tasks that are typically included in your job description:

  • providing support to senior team members
  • cleaning up work areas and equipment
  • sourcing tools and equipment
  • moving objects
  • helping set up work areas
  • inspecting equipment, tools, and materials
  • repairing equipment
  • planning maintenance and repair schedules
  • reporting on equipment and repair projects

where you can work

Industrial operator assistants typically work in manufacturing, production, supply chain, or warehouse environments. You typically work for large companies, however, roles are found with companies of all sizes across Canada. Most jobs of this nature are found in regions with a large industrial or manufacturing settings, such as the oil fields in Alberta or manufacturing sector in Ontario.

what you bring to the table

Operator assistants play an important role in helping get things done. You provide support to fellow workers and need to have a diverse skill set. Some of the skills hiring companies are looking for include the following:

  • physical fitness and endurance
  • manual dexterity
  • problem solving skills
  • experience with technical blueprints
  • attention to detail
  • mechanical knowledge
  • dependability
  • team player
  • ability to work in a variety of settings and situations
  • focus on creating a safe work environment

training and certifications

There are no formal post-secondary education requirements for this position. Most companies require a high school diploma. Experience working in a manufacturing or industrial setting is an asset. Health and safety training and other skills or experience related to machining and industrial work can give you an edge over other candidates.

where your career is headed

For many who work in an operator assistant role, it’s a means to gain experience in an industrial setting with the hopes of moving up to more senior roles, or getting an apprenticeship with a machinist or other industrial professionals. There are many related jobs you could take on in the future, including machine operator, industrial maintenance, and many manufacturing jobs. There are many job opportunities to consider once you gain experience in this role.

Are you looking for operator assistant jobs? Randstad Canada can help you with your job search. Contact us today to learn more about jobs that meet your skills and abilities.

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