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.

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Job Listings

  1. Groundworker

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Our client a well-established Civil and Maintenance contractor currently have a requirement for multiple experienced Groundworkers in the Glasgow area.
    Ideal candidates will be considered for a permanent post at the end of the 3-month temporary contract.
    Due to the variation of works a driving licence is essential.
    Candidates must ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Production Engineer

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: £30000 to £40000 p/a

    Category: Production

    Production Engineer required by innovative and industry leading company, based in Glasgow.  
    The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, planning and implementation of new & existing Production methods.
    Job Description

    Developing, discussing and implementing engineering solutions to technical issues.

    An understanding of engineering principles and processes, particularly in an ...