A production worker is responsible for
operating and maintaining equipment in a factory or warehouse and preparing items
for distribution. The job description of a production worker involves assembling
and checking product parts, ensuring that all machinery runs smoothly, and
assisting in the shipment of items.
production worker cleans and operates factory equipment, works on an assembly line,
puts together and inspects products, and adheres to all factory safety guidelines
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Production
•Starts assembly and production machinery at beginning of shift.
n•Monitors equipment to ensure that products are being assembled properly.
n•Makes sure that workstation is clean and free of hazardous materials.
with production equipment and machinery and fixes them as needed.
•Assembles product parts by hand.
•Uses power tools to solder,
weld, drill, and attach parts.
•Observes and removes faulty product parts from
•Inspects assembled products to ensure they are up to quality
•Affixes labels, company logos, and other exterior details to
•Packs up completed products and prepares them for shipment.
factory floor clean.
•Unloads, organizes, and stocks shipments.
all safety guidelines dictation the production and handling of materials in the
•Ensures that all production deadlines are met.
•Reports issues or
problems with production to immediate supervisor.
Required Knowledge, Skills
•Demonstrates ability to interpret equipment gauges and
monitors on factory equipment.
•Possesses knowledge of the structure and
function of production equipment.
•Is able to identify problems or malfunctions
with machinery and equipment.
•Demonstrates analytical thinking and problem-
solving skills necessary to troubleshoot production issues.
attention to detail.
•Exhibits ability to work cautiously but efficiently in
potentially hazardous conditions.
•Is familiar with all factory safety
procedures and guidelines.
•Demonstrates ability to use power tools safely and
•Works efficiently and manages time effectively.
physical strength and stamina required to stand, walk, and lift for long periods of
•Possesses physical dexterity necessary to assemble small and delicate
Education and Experience
•High school diploma or GED
•Certification and licensing to operate factory machinery is
•Previous experience in factory or warehouse setting is
•Standard 40-hour workweek applies.
n•Working hours will be spent in the factory or warehouse.
•Moderate to heavy
physical activity such as walking and lifting is required on a daily basis.
n•Individuals may be required to handle or transport hazardous chemicals or fragile
•Safety gear, such as goggles, gloves, and helmets should be worn on a
•The average salary for a production worker is
between $25,000 and $28,000 per year.
•Salaries can range from $20,000 to
$60,000 depending on years of experience, certification, and parent company.