On the Job
Production Helpers assist production workers with similar duties that require less skill. They may supply materials or tools, or clean work areas or equipment.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids.
- Feed materials or products into or through equipment.
- Install mechanical components in production equipment.
- Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
- Package products for storage or shipment.
- Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
- Clean production equipment.
- Clean work areas.
- Clean workpieces or finished products.
- Load materials into production equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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