A worker who generally works in a production facility or warehouse. A production worker’s job is to assemble and inspect product parts and make sure all machines are running smoothly.
A compulsory school diploma or a high school diploma is usually sufficient to work as a laborer. In special cases, a license is required to use special equipment.
Worker, requirements and skills
- Know how production equipment works
- Be able to identify problems or malfunctions of machinery and equipment
- Pay attention to details
- be able to work quickly and accurately on the production line
- be familiar with safety procedures and guidelines
- have the physical strength and endurance required to stand and lift weights for long periods of time
- Have the required ability to assemble small and delicate parts
- Previous experience in a factory is a plus
- Experience working with production machinery
- Availability for shift work
Turn on assembly and production machines at the beginning of the shift and check equipment to ensure products are assembled correctly.
Troubleshoot and resolve minor problems with production equipment and machinery
Assemble product parts by hand or use tools to weld, drill, and join parts
Inspect finished products to ensure they meet quality standards and remove defective product parts from assembly line
Package finished products and prepare for shipment, and apply labels, company logos, and other external information
Ensure that all production deadlines are met
Ensure workplace is clean and free of hazardous materials and meets health and safety standards.
Reporting any problems to the shift supervisor
Complete other assigned tasks
On average, an inexperienced worker in Southern Europe receives about €1,000 net per month. A worker at the end of his career, on the other hand, can receive more than €1,700. Salaries increase depending on the country where you work, the company and the type of work