What does a Production Worker do?

Production workers are responsible for mass production of a specific product in a manufacturing or production facility. Depending on the industry and company, a production worker's duties may vary from operating machinery, assembling materials or equipment, carrying out inspections and quality control. Typical career advancements for production workers include a managerial or supervisory role.

A high school diploma or general education degree is typically the minimum educational requirement for production workers with experience in the production industry preferred. Desirable skills include being reliable and diligent with the ability to work efficiently while maintaining high standards in quality at all times. Due to the nature of the work, production workers must be able to stand for long hours at a time, perform repetitive tasks with minimal supervision and withstand hot temperatures. A flexible work schedule with the ability to work shifts, overtime and weekend is also required.

  • Operate machinery to assist in the production process
  • Assemble materials and equipment as required
  • Inspect finished products for defects to ensure quality standards are met
  • Assist in the loading of raw materials to the production lines
  • Transport raw materials from one place to another
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers to ensure efficient production and deadlines are met
  • Conduct inspections and quality control of products
  • Assist in lifting, carrying and moving heavy loads as required
  • Prior experience in a production setting preferred
  • Familiar with production equipment and machinery
  • Sharp attention to detail in favor of identifying defects
  • Self-driven and hard worker
  • Able to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Flexible to work shifts, overtime and weekends as required
  • Able to stand for long hours at a time
  • Able to withstand hot temperatures in the production room
  • Physically able to lift, carry and move up to 60lbs

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
23%
2 - 4
20%
5 - 7
2%
8+
55%

Common Skill Sets

Attention To Detail
Excellent Customer Service
Microsoft Office Suite
English
Effective Communication
Adobe Creative Suite
Editing
Microsoft Outlook

Production Worker Seniority Levels

L2
Production Worker
$30,872/yr
Production Technician
7% made the transition
Warehouse Manager
26% made the transition
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Production Worker Salaries

Average Base Pay

$30,872 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$23K
Median: $31K
$42K
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