Factory workers normally work as a unit, and they are collectively responsible for the production of the goods that their factory makes. While they work as a team, they are also held individually responsible for their performance. Their responsibilities include maintaining a clean work environment and meeting a minimum output that has been specified by their employer.
Typical employers of factory workers are manufacturers that produce large quantities of goods. Factory workers may work first, second, or third shifts. As the workload of a factory may vary, there may be times where factory workers are expected to work overtime. Factory workers may work part time or full time, and they generally work in a factory or warehouse setting. They must be able to lift and be on their feet their entire shift, as well as handle the high temperatures of a factory.
Factory workers are normally expected to hold a high school diploma or equivalent. They must also be able to stand, walk, and lift for long amounts of time, possibly the entire shift. They are also required to work well with a team and be self-motivated. The ability to perform simple math and follow all safety procedures are also necessary.
Factory Worker Tasks
Operate hand held equipment.
Use pallet jacks to transport raw materials.
Perform assembly and sub-assembly operations.
Load raw materials onto production lines.
Inspect finished products for defects.