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


  • 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.


  • Keep task records

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

  • 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.

  • Adjust temperature gauges

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

  • Carry out stock rotation

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

  • 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.

  • Change shelf labels

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Source: Sisyphus ODB