Production Worker Job Description

Posted in Job Descriptions

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.

Position Description


production worker cleans and operates factory equipment, works on an assembly line,

puts together and inspects products, and adheres to all factory safety guidelines

and standards.

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.

Addresses problems

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

assembly line.

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.

Adheres to

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

and Abilities

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.

Pays close

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

product parts.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED

is required.

Certification and licensing to operate factory machinery is

strongly preferred.

Previous experience in factory or warehouse setting is


Work Environment

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

regular basis.


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.

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