Production Operative Jobs

Production operative jobs in industry check machinery or parts before the manufacturing process begins. Production Operative jobs collect and weigh the materials needed for production, carry out checks during manufacturing, close down machinery after manufacturing and clean and maintain equipment.

Production Operative jobs work 37.5 hours a week plus overtime. Shift work is common for Production Operative jobs.

When at work in the production area protective clothing is worn by production operatives.

Rates of pay vary for production operative jobs, but a newly employed production operative is likely to earn around £15,500 a year.  For experienced production operative jobs salary could rise to around £27,000 a year with a national average of £21,500.

Production operatives need to be reliable and punctual, understand how the machinery they operate is working, be aware of health and safety issues and be able to work as part of a team.

Production Operative jobs require a good level of fitness because the work can be strenuous.

Training to become a Production Operative 

The UK production industry is gearing up for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) and there's never been a better time to be training for a career as a Production Operative. 

The usual entry route for a Production Operative job is as an apprentice. 

A number of NVQs/SVQs related to production operative jobs are available to employees of all ages at Levels 1 to 4.

With the right training and experience, a production operative job can lead to supervisors or team leaders.

Contact the Industrial Division Team

Email the Industrial Division at industrial@stafffinders.co.uk.

Candidates can submit a CV online using our Register online service.

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Job Listings

  1. Jet Wash Operative

    Location: Houston

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    We are currently looking for an High Pressure Water Jetting Operative for an short term temporary role based in Renfrew starting tomorrow for 5 days this will include 10 hour shifts.
    You must hold the following -
    High pressure water jetting certificate
    CSCS Card

  2. Ground Worker/Dumper Driver.

    Location: Largs

    Salary: £12.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting two experienced Groundworkers to start on a project in Largs.
    Starting in January the role is expected to last approximately 8weeks.
    Pay rate is £9.00 - £9.50 per hour
    You must also have a valid CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, full PPE and be ...

  3. Painter

    Location: Ayrshire South

    Salary: £15.00 p/h

    Category: Painter/Decorator

    We are currently looking for a CSCS Painter for a short term contract based in Girvan starting ASAP initially for two weeks but with potential for other contracts after this.
    You must be -
    Time Served
    Hold a CSCS Card
    Taping experience would be beneficial
    Salary £15per hour

  4. Painter

    Location: Greenock

    Salary: £14.00 p/h

    Category: Painter/Decorator

    We are currently looking for a CSCS Painter for a short term contract based in Greenock starting on Monday 26th March initially for two weeks but with potential for other contracts after this.
    You must be -
    Time Served
    Hold a CSCS Card
    Taping experience would be beneficial
    Salary £14per hour