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


  • Geographical routes

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

  • Food hygiene rules

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

  • Company policies

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


  • Change shelf labels

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carry out stock rotation

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

  • Keep task records

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

  • Adjust temperature gauges

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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