As an important part of a manufacturing setting, production workers have their work cut out for them. The huge array of their work duties includes assembling parts, loading and unloading machines and handling soldering duties. They use a number of hand tools and equipment in order to get their jobs done and are required to be hands-on in using these.
Production workers also perform quality control functions such as looking for and isolating faulty or damaged parts and ensuring that the end product is without problems. They are also entrusted with handling cleanliness and maintenance of the tools and equipment that they use.
To work as a production worker, one need only possess a high school diploma, although it is important to be physically dexterous and understand the demanding nature of this position. Some mathematical skills and mechanical abilities are a given prerequisite for being eligible for this position. Production workers may handle just one part of the assembly line function or be involved at every stage. Their specific duties actually depend on which industry or role they are employed in.
• Handle equipment starting and stopping activities during each designated shift
• Manage different stages of the production line by being actively involved in each procedure
• Separate different items to be loaded onto a production line
• Load and unload items from machines and dollies
• Ensure that all loaded items are done so in accordance to the company protocol
• Make sure that appropriate safety measures are taken into account at every step of the production process
• Manage valves and gauges to regulate the flow of liquids or electricity
• Mix ingredients and ensure that the right amount of ingredients are poured at each step
• Pull damaged or faulty items from the production line
• Ensure that any equipment or tool malfunction is immediately reported
• Place and remove items on conveyor belt and record data at each step of the production cycle
• Make sure that tools and equipment are cleaned and maintained properly at the end of each shift
• Perform preventative maintenance on equipment on a regular basis
• Check finished product for problems or faults and isolate any damaged or inconsistent item immediately
• Make sure that finished items are stored safely prior to being taken for packaging
• Ensure proper labeling of finished items and ensure that they are packaged properly
• Ensure all supplies and equipment are available prior to each shift
• Advocate safety practices to the rest of the production staff