Although you do not usually need specific qualifications to start work as a vending operator, having some GCSEs at grades 9 to 2 (A* to E) can give you an advantage, especially in English, maths or science. Knowledge of basic mechanical and electrical engineering would also be helpful.
How to become a vending machine operator
You can get into this job through:
- applying directly
What it takes
Skills and knowledge
- the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
- practical skills for repairing and maintaining equipment
- knowledge of maths
- the ability to work well with your hands
- problem-solving skills
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to operate and control equipment
- the ability to use your initiative
- being able to use a computer terminal or hand-held device may be beneficial for this job.
Restrictions and requirements
You'll need to:
- have a full UK or EU driving licence, held for at least 12 months
- have a good level of fitness
What you'll do
Your day-to-day duties may include:
- collecting money that's been deposited
- filling and refilling machines with products
- cleaning vending machines
- making sure all machines are in good working order
- fixing minor faults
- calling out service engineers to carry out more complicated repairs
- completing paperwork
You could work in a stock room, at a client's business or visit sites.
You may need to wear a uniform.
Career path and progression
With experience, you could become a supervisor or area manager, or set up your own vending business.
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