Details for Helpers--Production Workers
Help production workers by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
- Load and unload items from machines, conveyors, and conveyances.
- Operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators.
- Place products in equipment or on work surfaces for further processing, inspecting, or wrapping.
- Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards.
- Start machines or equipment to begin production processes.
- Observe equipment operations so that malfunctions can be detected, and notify operators of any malfunctions.
- Remove products, machine attachments, or waste material from machines.
- Lift raw materials, finished products, and packed items, manually or using hoists.
- Transfer finished products, raw materials, tools, or equipment between storage and work areas of plants and warehouses, by hand or using hand trucks or powered lift trucks.
- Pack and store materials and products.
- Help production workers by performing duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials or tools, or cleaning work areas and equipment.
- Count finished products to determine if product orders are complete.
- Measure amounts of products, lengths of extruded articles, or weights of filled containers to ensure conformance to specifications.
- Separate products according to weight, grade, size, or composition of materials used to produce them.
- Turn valves to regulate flow of liquids or air, to reverse machines, to start pumps, or to regulate equipment.
- Mark or tag identification on parts.
- Dump materials such as prepared ingredients into machine hoppers prior to mixing.
- Mix ingredients according to specified procedures or formulas.
- Tie products in bundles for further processing or shipment, following prescribed procedures.
- Record information, such as the number of products tested, meter readings, or dates and times of product production.
- Read gauges or charts, and record data obtained.
- Unclamp and hoist full reels from braiding, winding, or other fabricating machines, using power hoists.
- Signal coworkers to direct them to move products during the production process.
- Clean and lubricate equipment.
- Prepare raw materials for processing.
- Perform minor repairs to machines, such as replacing damaged or worn parts.
- Change machine gears, using wrenches.
- Attach slings, ropes, or cables to objects such as pipes, hoses, or bundles.
- Position spouts or chutes of storage bins so that containers can be filled.
- Wash work areas, machines, equipment, vehicles, or products.
- Fold products and product parts during processing.
- Break up defective products for reprocessing.
- Thread ends of items such as thread, cloth, and lace through needles and rollers, and around take-up tubes.
- Cut or break flashing from materials or products.
- Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Education, training, experience
- Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
- Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
- Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
- Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
- Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Foundry Mold and Coremakers
- Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
- Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Pourers and Casters, Metal
- Prepress Technicians and Workers
- Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters