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.

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Job Listings

  1. General Labourer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Stafffinders are looking for a number of labourers for work in the Edinburgh city centre. 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. this includes a rate of £11 per hour (umbrella)   
    We are looking for labourers working on townhouse refurbishments projects in the city centre.   
    Requirements;

    Valid CSCS Card
    Own ...

  2. Labourers - Edinburgh City Centre

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £10.50 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    My client is looking for numerous general labourers based in Livingston. 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with a rate of £10.50 (umbrella) per hour. 
    You will be working on a large scale development, approximately 12 months with possibility of an extension for the right candidates. 
    General labourer ...

  3. MIG Welder

    Location: Prestwick

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Production

    Stafffinders have a fantastic opportunity for someone wanting to work for a long-standing company on a temp to permanent contract.  Due to an increased workload our client in the Ayrshire area are looking for MIG Welders.
    This is a work shop-based role in a busy production environment and we are ...

  4. Joiner

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Staffinders require 6 x Joiners for work in Largs and surrounding areas.
    Must have CSCS Cards, Previous site experience & checkable references.
    Immediate start available
    6 month contract
    Finishing work
    Roughing work
    Kit erectors 
    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Stafffinders which is operating as an employment business

  5. Ground Worker

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Civil Engineer

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of our client a well-established Civil Engineering and Building Contractor based in Scotland
    We are looking for Ground workers for ongoing projects in the Glasgow area.
    All candidates must have:
    CSCS card
    IPAF, Harness.
    Duties will include General labouring and Concrete Repairs
    This vacancy is ...

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