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Production Worker Helper

Life As a Production Worker Helper

Position Description Help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

A Day in the Life of a Production Worker Helper

  • Observe equipment operations so that malfunctions can be detected, and notify operators of any malfunctions.
  • Perform minor repairs to machines, such as replacing damaged or worn parts.
  • Help production workers by performing duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials or tools, or cleaning work areas and equipment.
  • Tie products in bundles for further processing or shipment, following prescribed procedures.
  • Count finished products to determine if product orders are complete.
  • Dump materials such as prepared ingredients into machine hoppers prior to mixing.

What Every Production Worker Helper Should Know

When polled, Production Worker Helpers say the following skills are most frequently used in their jobs:

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Is There Job Demand for Production Worker Helpers?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 426,000 jobs in the United States for Production Worker Helper. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 11.6% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 49,500 new jobs for Production Worker Helper by 2026. The BLS estimates 72,000 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Production Worker Helper are Utah, Tennessee, and Florida. Watch out if you plan on working in Delaware, Kansas, or Maryland. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Production Worker Helper Salary

The typical yearly salary for Production Worker Helpers is somewhere between $19,930 and $41,060.


Production Worker Helpers who work in North Dakota, Connecticut, or Wyoming, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Production Worker Helpers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $26,440
Alaska $31,900
Arizona $28,840
Arkansas $27,110
California $29,770
Colorado $31,190
Connecticut $35,090
Delaware $29,380
Florida $27,630
Georgia $27,240
Hawaii $32,290
Idaho $30,960
Illinois $30,780
Indiana $29,040
Iowa $30,160
Kansas $31,560
Kentucky $30,810
Louisiana $30,880
Maine $34,200
Maryland $29,660
Massachusetts $31,800
Michigan $26,950
Minnesota $32,000
Mississippi $28,650
Missouri $30,110
Montana $30,290
Nebraska $31,580
Nevada $25,920
New Hampshire $32,090
New Jersey $28,400
New Mexico $25,760
New York $30,020
North Carolina $27,670
North Dakota $35,910
Ohio $31,710
Oklahoma $30,600
Oregon $32,330
Pennsylvania $30,560
Rhode Island $26,690
South Carolina $27,550
Tennessee $29,890
Texas $28,750
Utah $25,080
Vermont $30,950
Virginia $27,870
Washington $33,190
West Virginia $28,630
Wisconsin $32,820
Wyoming $36,560

What Tools do Production Worker Helpers Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Production Worker Helpers:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Data entry software
  • SAP
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

How do I Become a Production Worker Helper?

Are there Production Worker Helpers education requirements?


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