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Tips for hiring quality machine operators

Every kind of business requires different things of their employees.Some things can be trained.Some things are expected to be learned before being hired.But either way, it's important that you know that you're getting an employee who will be hard working, dedicated, and well trained for the job.This is especially true for positions involving complicated or dangerous machinery.For example, a machine operator should be a quality employee who knows about his/her machine and how to avoid accidents with it.So here are some tips for hiring a quality machine operator.

When you're looking for a new employee, be it a machine operator or a secretary, you need to know how to advertise for the position, as well as inform potential employees of the characteristics you desire in an employee.For example, let's say you own a bookstore and are looking for a new sales associate.On your "help wanted" sign you might write something like this: "Are you passionate about books?Do you spend your days longing to be surrounded by great literature?"Then when interviewing a person for the job, you ask them questions about their favorite books or what they've read recently, etc.If they are qualified and prepared for the job, but also seem excited and intrigued at the possibility of working at a book store, then you may want to seriously consider hiring him/her.The same is true of a machine operator.

Obviously you would also want to inquire into the applicants' previous types of employment before deciding to hire your machine operator.If your applicant has had a wide variety of jobs but has excelled in each and every position held, (for example, moving up from sales associate to manager in a period of 1 year) the applicant may be showing signs of a great potential employee in your company.But if, after contacting previous employers and discovering that your candidate is ill-tempered and destructive, you may want to reconsider hiring that person.

Since your machine operator will be doing technical work, you probably will prefer someone who has had experience working with machinery.You'll find that people with experience will, at least at first, be your highest quality operators.This is not to say, however, that you should ignore an applicant simply because s/he has less experience.You must consider whether or not s/he will be able to quickly pick up on the things that you do at your company, and whether s/he will be able to handle the pace, environment, and structure of your business.

One of the best ways to discover whether or not your potential employee will be high quality is to have him/her show you.This can be done one of three ways.First, you could hire the person for a 2 or 3 week trial period.If, after the end of the trial period, s/he has shown him/herself to be competent and hard working, then you can decide if you want to hire him/her.But if your applicant has struggled to catch on, or is simply unable to get the job done, you may not want to hire him/her.Second, as part of the interview process, you could have your applicant go outside and demonstrate his/her skill with the machinery s/he would be operating.You could arrange a "course" wherein your applicant performs tasks similar to what you would expect out of an employee.Lastly, if your applicant is currently employed working with machinery, you could go to his/her current place of work and observe how s/he works.Of course, this would need to be done with the permission of the applicant and his/her current employers.

If you follow these suggestions you're sure to find a great machine operator for your company!

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