The machine and equipment operator sets and operates the production machines and equipment in the production facility. He/she inspects and maintains the machines/systems and eliminates eventual failures. This also includes material flow controlling and monitoring as well as workflow preparation. For this purpose, he/she selects and uses various test procedures and testing devices, implements measures of quality assurance, and takes into account standards of environmental protection, the safety of work and economic efficiency. Moreover, he/she records the production data and coordinates with upstream and downstream sections.