PRO TITLE Operator of installations and automated machines | rncp184

In compliance with the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) rules, procedures and operating methods defined by the company, the automated plant and machine operator ensures the production of products that comply with quality, quantity, costs and the required deadline.
He/she works on installations composed of automated production machines, often equipped with robots for loading/unloading/transferring parts and peripheral equipment such as vibrating bowls, marking means, heating ovens and packaging means.

The driver performs some or all of the following tasks:

- preparation of the workstation;
- supply of materials, components, containers and consumables;
- start-up of robots and peripheral equipment;
- start-up, launch and shut-down of the installation;
- possibly, assembly and disassembly of tools;
- running the installation and carrying out production operations;
- monitoring and regulating the installation's parameters;
- checking and tracing the products manufactured;
- first-level maintenance of the installation;
- cleaning the tools and the installation;
- proposing technical or organizational improvements.

The means of production implemented generally integrate several technologies: mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, automatic, robotic and industrial computing.
The machine operator works in production workshops in companies of varying size, organization and sector of activity. They comply with the specific standards in force.

Target audience & Prerequisites

- For the general public
- Level 3ième collège
- Mastery of basic knowledge (reading, writing, counting), of the 4 operations and units of measurement is necessary.

Conditions of access

An estimate is submitted to the financer after participation in a collective information meeting followed by an individual positioning interview to verify the prerequisites.

Final admission after approval by the prescriber/financier.

The training is available as a CQP or in continuing education.

Training accessible to people with disabilities after a feasibility study of the necessary accommodations.
Handicap Referent Mrs CHIPIER 0477505100


Duration and cost of the training

Continuing education courses

  • Duration: Up to 696 hours in the training center
  • Internship : 175 hours
  • Cost: 6960€/ person for a group of 12 people. Financing can be mobilized via the CPF or the financiers (OPCO, Region, ...). Personalized estimate on request.

Duration and alternation are indicative and can be adjusted according to the company's needs and the learner's prerequisites.

Opportunities, professions, jobs

Sectors of activity :

Mechanics, plastics, steel, metallurgy, electronics, textiles, aeronautics, automotive, electrical equipment, furniture, temporary work.

Type of jobs available:

Line operator, machine operator, equipment operator, automated machine operator, automated machine operator.

Indicators previous session

Number of participants 4
Passes Exam 2
Chess Exam
Abandonments during the course of the journey 2
Integration into the workforce upon graduation 2

Attested Competencies:

- Prepare, launch and stop an automated production installation equipped or not with robots.
- Prepare and supply the workstation and peripheral equipment.
- Start, put in rhythm and stop a production installation.
- Propose technical or organizational improvements in a production sector.
- To lead an automated production installation equipped or not with robots.
- To carry out the production operations.
- To control the manufactured products.
- To carry out the operations of first level maintenance and cleaning of a production installation.
- To propose technical or organizational improvements in a production sector.

Based in Sury-le-Comtal, in the heart of the Forez plain and an employment area in line with the training courses offered there, CFC Sainte-Claire is easily accessible from all over the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region thanks to the important interurban transport network of the Loire.

You will follow your training in the heart of 4500m ² of technical platforms for vocational training, the CFC also has a boarding school of 84 places that can accommodate young people from all over France and a catering service morning-morning-evening type self and cafeteria.

Pedagogical and technical means :

The training is provided by the CFC trainers and the teachers of the Sainte-Claire vocational high school on the high school's technical platform.

The content of the training course is in accordance with the training guidelines available at the training center.

Technical platforms :

Mechanical systems, automated systems, packaging lines with or without robot (medicine, soap, liquid...), production lines, CMMS and supervision software, individual wiring benches, individual realization benches: electrical engineering, power electronics, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and automatic

Evaluation methods

Learning is measured throughout the training program and a skills evaluation logbook is drawn up.

The final assessment is carried out by the jury of the qualification authorized by the competent territorial representative of the Ministry of Employment. It is composed of professionals in the profession concerned by the qualification. (Art. R 338-6 of the Education Code)

It is based on a professional situation, a technical questioning, the presentation of a professional file stating the professional practices of the candidate during training and the results of the evaluations made during training.

Total validation (all blocks of competences validated by the jury) or partial validation (certain blocks validated), issuance of a professional title or a certificate of achievement for partial blocks.

Links with other professional certifications


Competency blocks:


Block number and title List of skills


Prepare, launch and stop an automated production installation equipped or not with robots.

Prepare and supply the workstation and peripheral equipment.
Start, set up and shut down a production facility.
Suggest technical or organizational improvements in a production area.


Operate an automated production facility with or without robots.

Carry out production operations.
Check the products manufactured.
Carry out first-level maintenance and cleaning operations on a production facility.
Propose technical or organizational improvements in a production sector.


Monitoring arrangements:

The course is based on teaching methods centered on individualization.

We choose a pedagogical strategy that aims to :

To develop autonomy by making our trainees actors of their learning,
To develop the technological culture, by integrating all the components, including those related to safety on the workstation,
To develop attitudes, methods and professional rigor.
Phases of courses and individualized case studies are validated by the referent trainer through a collaborative work in small groups.
The practical work phases are evaluated individually by the referent trainer who records the results in a skills monitoring booklet.
Supervised time on TD and practical work is also provided to prepare the title
A computer room is available for the constitution of the internship and activity report in the company)

This form was updated on January 16, 2023