Operator Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Engineering

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Operator Skills List in Engineering

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for an Operator role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Operator job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 23% of Operator job descriptions contained machine operator as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

machine operator
23%
mechanical
21%
engineering
21%
cnc
17%
cnc operator
17%
manufacturing engineer
15%
aerospace
13%
assembly
13%
cnc machine
13%
aerospace industry
11%
continuous improvement
11%
engineer
11%
forklift
11%
operator
11%
probate
11%
recruitment
11%
sheet metal
11%
testing
11%
machinist
11%
graduate mechanical engineer
11%
junior electrical technician
11%
junior production operative
11%
manufacturing operative
11%
mechanical technician
11%
production technician
11%
trainee repair engineer
11%
cnc programming
11%
manufacturing
9%
cnc machinist
9%
cnc setter
9%
cutting
9%
machinery
9%
metal
9%
laser
7%
maintenance
7%
turner
7%
protocols
7%
steel
7%
press
5%
aylesford
5%
fitter
5%
gillingham
5%
gravesend
5%
longfield
5%
machining
5%
maidstone
5%
rochester
5%
setter operator
5%
sittingbourne
5%
technician
5%
operating
5%
programming
5%
setting
5%
lathe
5%
milling
5%
turning
5%
press operator
5%
printing press operator
5%
setter
5%
components
5%
autocad
5%
design
5%
graduate
5%
medical
5%
solidworks
5%
suffolk
5%
bury st
5%
colchester
5%
design engineer
5%
fabrication
5%
felixstowe
5%
ipswich
5%
junior design
5%
r&d
5%
research and development
5%
senior design
5%
blueprints
5%
computer numerical control
5%
manufacturing environment
5%
technical drawings
5%
extrusion
5%
technical engineering
5%
hvac
3%
refrigeration
3%
drawing
3%
drawings
3%
elect
3%
engineers
3%
excel
3%
fabricating
3%
fibre
3%
lasers
3%
lazer
3%
materials
3%
programmer
3%
quality
3%
quality control
3%
college
3%
college leaver
3%
machines
3%
printer operator
3%
printers
3%
saw operator
3%
machine setter
3%
production
3%
despatch
3%
flt
3%
goods in
3%
logistics
3%
packer
3%
picker
3%
stores
3%
warehouse
3%
electrical
3%
amada
3%
brake press
3%
equipment
3%
mechanic
3%
mechanics
3%
metalwork
3%
programme
3%
punch machine
3%
welder
3%
workshop
3%
pharmaceutical manufacturing
3%
pharmaceutical production
3%
production operator
3%
cnc programmer setter operator
3%
general operator
3%
goods
3%
packing
3%
aluminum
3%
metal cutting
3%
aerospace engineering
3%
aerospace manufacturing
3%
band saw
3%
cnc manufacturing
3%
cnc setter operator
3%
cnc engineer
3%
cnc engineering
3%
cnc miller
3%
cnc operative
3%
cnc programmer
3%
cnc turner
3%
machine cnc turner
3%
machine operative
3%
miller
3%
mechanical engineer
3%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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