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. 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 ...

  2. 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

  3. Senior Quantity Surveyor

    Location: Cumbernauld

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Surveyor - Quantity

    Stafffinders are delighted to be working with highly respected niche engineering service company to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor.
    The successful candidate will manage the financial and commercial aspects of projects, understanding and adhering to current legislation, Health and Safety law and Contract law. Offer strategic guidance to Clients, including ...

  4. Plumber

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Plumber

    Staffinders are recruiting of behalf a dynamic and expanding organisation looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to work as part of their team. 
    The Role
    You will be working closely with both public and private sector clients and requires a good communicator and team player with good IT skills ...