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Working As A Production Operator

  • $28,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Production Operator Do At Kelly Services

* Safely manufacture/operate production equipment according to work instructions and set up sheets.
* Understand production needs/orders to fulfill as directed by supervisor.
* Inspect products according to guidelines to ensure quality product to the customer.
* Immediately report any non-conforming product so proper corrective action can be initiated.
* Complete all associated inspection forms as defined by the process
* Properly package product as instructed to meet customer requirements or internal requirements
* Set up and clean up areas of production on a daily basis
* Remove waste from production area
* Supports various facility tasks and projects as requested by the manager
* Follows all safety procedures when working on equipment
* Responsible for promoting a safe, clean working environment in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
* Report all safety issues with equipment to the management team.
* Adheres to and is compliant with all Local, State and Federal Safety and Environmental laws.
* Compliant with TS16949/AS9100 procedures and policies

What Does A Production Operator Do At Airgas

* Operate and safely maintain equipment for pumping or repackaging gases into cylinders
* Perform all required pre-fill and post-fill inspections and tests before cylinders are released
* Ensure cylinders are adequately maintained cylinders requiring maintenance or repair are removed from service until corrected
* Regularly inspect and maintain pumping apparatus and associated pressure gages and monitoring devices
* Fill cylinders or containers to proper pressure or weight, whichever is appropriate
* Ensure cylinder filling records are accurately maintained and that all required procedures are followed in order to comply with local, state and federal regulations
* Ensure any accident or injury is promptly reported to management
* Conduct periodic checks of plant for safe and efficient operation
* Operate a forklift, pallet jack and other warehouse equipmentMaintain neat, clean and orderly plant appearancePerform mathematical calculationsAssist with loading and unloading trucks and/or trailers when requiredAssist with inventory, general housekeeping, and help customers when necessary

What Does A Production Operator Do At 3M

* Demonstrate safe work behaviors to avoid injury to self or others
* Follow operating procedures and customer specifications to produce quality products which are delivered to customers on time
* Work effectively within a production work team and collaborate with other teams
* Contribute to continuous improvement and problem solving
* Maintain neat and orderly conditions in area and help maintain and promote safe conditions
* Operate assigned equipment in a safe, effective, and efficient manner
* Operate processes according to procedures
* Use hand and power trucks
* Use computers as needed to run process operation
* Monitor other operations and work cooperatively with others

What Does A Production Operator Do At Owens Corning

* A. Utility duties: Qualifies on all tasks on a progressive basis and rotates between task areas and performs duties on an as needed basis in any task.
* Performs all quality checks/tests on time.
* Off loads conveyor of seconds and rewraps, stacks seconds and adds in rewraps.
* Performs common labor and janitorial tasks (including, but not limited to, general sweeping, clean up work, etc.) Performs support labor for front end operations (including, but not limited to, feed rewraps back onto the conveyor, etc.) Assists in repairing all line breaks (heavy tails) and adjusts equipment for product.
* Pulls all splices from the bundles.
* Visually inspects bundles and/or shingles, sets aside rejects, and notifies appropriate personnel.
* Participates in the safety and good housekeeping programs as as established within the plant.
* Performs other related duties consistent with the nature of the job as directed by the Front Line Leader or Assistant Foreman.
* B. Performs Palletizer duties: Operates and adjusts palletizer and conveyors (including, but not limited to, start, stop, clearing of jams, etc.) Helps perform preventative maintenance to palletizer (including, but not limited to, tighten bolts, clean conveyor rollers, etc.) Visually inspect pallets and sets aside as needed.
* Transports pallets to the palletizer.
* Loads pallets into the palletizer.
* Assists the lift truck operator with the count and notifies the coater operator before the next color change.
* C. Performs Autocatcher duties: Helps clear all box jams.
* Assists auto catcher attendant in adjusting the machine.
* Performs any team task on an as needed basis.
* Performs other related duties consistent with the job as directed by the Front Line Leader or Assistant Foreman.
* D. LTO duties: Transports all product from the palletizer to the proper storage area.
* Transports rewraps to the add in area

What Does A Production Operator Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Works safely to prevent on-the-job injuries by following all personal and environmental safety guidelines.
* Climbs on foam fixture/jig, secures work piece, and injects foam, while maintaining awareness of fall hazards.
* Confirms that pre-determined heat settings on foam fixtures are correct at various points throughout process.
* Focuses on production quality and efficient use of equipment, time, and materials.
* Maintains foam gun, foam fixture, etc., using various hand tools to insure hydraulic fluid, pressure gauges, etc. are accurate and production ready.
* Maintains understanding and knowledge related to the foaming process, affects on quality and performance, such as expansion of foam, etc.
* Manually maneuver materials, adjusts materials in foam fixture, etc., requiring lifting and shifting of heavy materials and use of hand tools.
* Places units in foam fixture, inserts foam, and removes from foam fixture using hoist, tools, power tools, etc.
* Reads and interprets production board, procedure manuals, MSDS, JSA, etc.
* Troubleshoots problems with equipment, air pressure, etc., and maintains routine maintenance procedures when needed, relying on maintenance when electrical or significant mechanical problems arise.
* Troubleshoots work related problems by applying knowledge and experience to identify cause and take necessary steps to correct situation and contact supervisor when needed.
* Uses measuring tools, tape measure, straight edge, etc., to insure each piece meets product quality after foaming process is complete.
* Works in teams to accomplish overall plant goals regarding safety, efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.
* Determines foam shot times by identifying materials and entering/loading key data values for foaming process.
* Documents production issues on Production Board and communicates with others in department to explain problems.
* Performs test shot of foam to verify output, weight and expansion properties.
* Prioritizes job duties and pace of work in order to meet production goals.
* Safely handles cleaning substances that are harmful if breathed and utilizes PPE as needed.
* Cleans foam lines, guns, etc. to maintain optimal operation and slow attrition on equipment.
* Completes daily check lists and completes proper forms/sheets related to cranes, guns, etc.
* Enters/tracks production data on forms and into computer system at various points in the foam production process.
* Fastens lift chain around components and operates controls of hoists, lifts, etc., to navigate and move production pieces as needed.
* Operates a chain hoist to maneuver work piece into foam fixture in a manner that prevents personal or product damage.
* Operates hand held controls to enter job data, operate foam gun, and position/move crane.
* Places unit in foam fixture and insures that appropriate materials and fit are present.
* Views Production Board to determine production goals and other key information related to department.
* Completes monthly and quarterly maintenance check list, fills oil reservoirs, etc.
* Inspects product to verify how custom equipment foaming will be accomplished by adjusting foam fixture.
* Operates hydraulic jack truck to bring materials to/from foam fixture.
* Utilizes SAP shared plant-wide to accomplish and track production goals.
* Works throughout production area to accomplish goals by demonstrating ability and willingness to work with others when needed.
* Moves finished pieces to storage area using electric crane or caster based carts, etc.
* Encounters exposure to foam debris requiring PPE (face shield) as documented.
* Maintains working inventory of parts/supplies by placing containers on pick-up shelf or completing KANBAN card.
* Participates on Continuous Quality Improvement and supports PPI projects.
* Performs other duties when asked to do so and approved by Supervisor, including work in other areas of production.
* Trains others on job duties, quality goals and tracking, company guidelines, etc., and serves as a positive role model in the work place.
* Cleans and finishes assembly products using approved cleaners/chemicals and tools according to PSS book and refers to MSDS to insure safe handling and ensures proper PPE equipment is utilized.
* Participates in teams and utilizes Excel spreadsheets, charts, graphs, data analysis.
* Suggests improvements in work methods and procedures by joining PPI teams and following other company guidelines when needed.
* Perform all job duties in a safe manner and obey all safety policies and procedures
* Perform all job duties consistent with the Code of Ethics and the 4
* I Values
* Perform all job duties within ISO standards, regulatory or statutory requirements
* Participate in Continuous Improvement and support all PPI, Keys and Lean projects
* Perform other duties and cross training as assigned

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Production Operator Career Paths

Production Operator
Operator Technician Team Leader
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Field Service Technician
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Operator Foreman Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Technician Team Leader
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Quality Control Inspector Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Specialist Team Leader
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Quality Inspector Quality Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Driver Foreman
General Contractor
5 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Specialist Shift Supervisor
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Foreman Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Manager
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Production Technician Electronics Technician Production Supervisor
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Laboratory Technician Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Production Technician Engineering Technician Project Engineer
Quality Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Production Supervisor Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Computer Numerical Controller Machinist Numerical Control Programmer
Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Technician Manufacturing Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Specialist Operations Specialist
Lead Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Line Leader 2nd Shift Supervisor
Shift Production Supervisor
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Coater Operator 4.1 years
Finisher Operator 3.5 years
Machine Operator 3.2 years
Assembly Operator 3.0 years
Packaging Operator 2.6 years
Line Operator 2.5 years
Production Worker 2.2 years
Top Careers Before Production Operator
Cashier 15.4%
Operator 5.3%
Assembler 3.5%
Technician 3.3%
Supervisor 3.1%
Manager 2.6%
Cook 2.4%
Top Careers After Production Operator
Cashier 8.5%
Operator 6.6%
Technician 5.1%
Assembler 3.6%
Supervisor 3.1%
Driver 2.9%

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Average Yearly Salary
$28,000
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$20,000
Min 10%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$28,000
Median 50%
$39,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Axiall Corporation
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a Production Operator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Production Operator in the United States is $28,562 per year or $14 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $20,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $39,000.

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Top Skills for A Production Operator

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Assembly Line
  3. Raw Materials
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Required precise manipulation of chemical materials through the use of manufacturing instructions, safety procedures, and hazardous waste disposal procedures.
  • Performed a variety of tasks in putting together automobiles, trucks, or automobile and truck parts via assembly line.
  • Introduce raw materials into the production process via assembly and manufacturing equipment.
  • Monitored production equipment operations, ensuring integrity of production, packaging and distribution operations while maintaining productivity levels.
  • Performed visual inspections, mechanical and functional verification of parts to ensure compliance to set specification and quality standards.

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Production Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

59.8%

Female

31.1%

Unknown

9.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.9%

Hispanic or Latino

16.2%

Black or African American

11.8%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.4%

French

6.7%

Portuguese

2.8%

Vietnamese

2.1%

Russian

2.1%

Tagalog

2.1%

Hmong

1.8%

Hindi

1.8%

Chinese

1.8%

Japanese

1.8%

Arabic

1.8%

Urdu

1.6%

Carrier

1.3%

German

1.3%

Mandarin

1.0%

Filipino

1.0%

Italian

1.0%

Polish

1.0%

Ukrainian

0.8%

Albanian

0.8%
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Production Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.3%

Edgecombe Community College

6.7%

The Academy

6.4%

Boise State University

6.3%

Nash Community College

6.2%

Baker College

4.9%

Austin Community College

4.7%

Henry Ford College

4.6%

Wayne State University

4.1%

Macomb Community College

3.9%

Oakland Community College

3.8%

Wayne County Community College District

3.6%

Calhoun Community College

3.5%

University of Toledo

3.4%

Owens Community College

3.2%

Nicholls State University

3.1%

Ashford University

2.9%

Everest Institute

2.8%

Salt Lake Community College

2.8%

Eastern Michigan University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

26.6%

General Studies

8.0%

Criminal Justice

6.4%

Electrical Engineering

5.3%

Computer Science

5.1%

Accounting

4.9%

Health Care Administration

4.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.9%

Nursing

3.7%

Medical Assisting Services

3.5%

Management

3.2%

Education

3.1%

Communication

3.1%

Automotive Technology

2.9%

Industrial Technology

2.9%

Psychology

2.9%

Graphic Design

2.9%

Information Technology

2.7%

Computer Information Systems

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.1%
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Degrees

Other

39.4%

Bachelors

25.7%

Associate

19.4%

Certificate

7.2%

Masters

4.0%

Diploma

3.6%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.2%
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