How to Hire a Production Worker

Does your growing business need a production worker? A production worker is responsible for operating and maintenance of all the machines and equipment in the production facility.

Here are some tips to help you find great production worker candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.03 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$20.25 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Production Worker?

An efficient Production Worker helps in streamlining the production operations of the company. They are involved in the distribution process of the items to be shipped. They also help to update any issues with machinery to the maintenance supervisors.

• Input raw materials into the production equipment and machinery
• Responsible for assembling finished products on production lines
• Monitor production process and carry out predetermined quality checks

Skills to look for in a great Production Worker

Production Workers are an essential part of a production team. It is important to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Production Worker.

• High school diploma or GED needed
• Possess previous warehouse experience of more than 2+ years
• Strong physical stamina to regularly lift 50 pounds
• Ability to work in a fast-paced setting for an extended period
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent time management skills

Writing a Production Worker job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Production Worker candidates. A Production Worker job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Production Worker jobs, such as:

• Production Worker (Manufacturing)
• Production Worker (Full-Time)
• General Production Worker

Interviewing Production Worker candidates

To hire a suitable Production Worker, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Work in a warehouse environment and follow given instructions for daily/weekly targets
• Past experience in working in a production or manufacturing facility

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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