What does a Senior 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
EducationScience Degree
Work/Life Balance
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2.9 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

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Nor-LakeNor-Lake
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16 Jun 2021

“The people that bayou work with are really good and fun people to work with.”

Kelli’s Gift Shop SuppliersKelli’s Gift Shop Suppliers
Assembly Line Worker
3 Apr 2020

“I so enjoyed working there and everyone was extremely nice and helpful in assisting me in learning the different jobs.”

CSM Bakery SolutionsCSM Bakery Solutions
Food Production Operative
28 Oct 2021

“Wage is really good some of the workraers are friendly to work in really good for guys”

Aldenham Country Park
Farm Assistant
2 Mar 2021

“The people I worked with were nice and it’s was a fun place to work”

WaitroseWaitrose
General Assistant
29 Jul 2021

“it was really good pay for my age and the people i was working with were nice”

Wis-PakWis-Pak
Production
29 Aug 2021

“And the top pay is not nearly enough for what you have to deal with.”

SafranSafran
Production Associate
22 Aug 2021

“Pay was just good enough to keep people content but not enough to set aside.”

Vitality BowlsVitality Bowls
Assembly Line Worker
5 Nov 2019

“Management was petty and didn't take my schedule seriously as a full time student.”

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