Profession vending machine operator

Vending machine operators remove cash, conduct visual inspections of the machine, provide basic maintenance and refill goods sold for vending and other coin-operated machines.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Food hygiene rules

    The set of national and international regulations for hygiene of foodstuffs and food safety, e.g. regulation (EC) 852/2004.

  • Geographical routes

    The interpretation of geographical information such as locations and distances between them.

  • Company policies

    The set of rules that govern the activity of a company.


  • Keep task records

    Organise and classify records of prepared reports and correspondence related to the performed work and progress records of tasks.

  • Carry out stock rotation

    Execute repositioning of packaged and perishable products with an earlier sell-by date to the front of a shelf.

  • Adjust temperature gauges

    Operate temperature gauges to maintain food and drink items at appropriate temperatures.

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Change shelf labels

    Change labels on shelves, according to the location of products displayed on vending machines.

  • Apply hygiene and safety regulations

    Pursue optimal safety, health and hygiene circumstances, taking into account local regulations and personal requirements. Manage waste disposal according to local laws and regulations.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Maintain operations of vending machines

    Clean and maintain vending machines in order to keep them in a proper state. Perform minor adjustments and repairs if needed; repair jams and similar technical malfunctions. Call out service engineers in case of complicated malfunctions. Refill vending machines with goods.

Optional knowledge and skills

drive vehicles electrical wiring plans tobacco brands cold chain general principles of food law mechanics clean vending machines bakery products

Common job titles

  • Coffee / vending machine technician
  • Vending route driver
  • Vending machine attendant (motor vechile operator)
  • Vending operator-temporary (part time)
  • Route driver - micromarket (full-time) - 4 openings job
  • Route driver- micromarket (full-time, monday-friday) 4 openings job
  • Route driver - micromarket (full-time)-[merchandiser] - 2 openings job
  • Route driver - micromarket (full-time) job