Helpers — Production Workers

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

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $9.51/hr
Median: $11.10/hr
Experienced: $14.16/hr

Current Employment
1,535 (2016)

Projected Employment
1,520 (2025)

Growth for Helpers — Production Workers

2015 Jobs2025 JobsChange (2015-2025)% Change (2015-2025)

Industries Employing Helpers — Production Workers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2016)% of Occupation in Industry (2016)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
Temporary Help Services42127.4%4.9%
Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing 614.0%1.9%
All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing533.4%2.7%
Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing483.1%6.1%
Machine Shops463.0%2.5%

Occupational Skills

  • 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.