What is Production Work?

Sped up videos of products being made are mesmerizing and can bring a sense of calm, but have you ever wondered whose hands are building the products and what their day may look like? The individuals behind these magical videos are production workers.

Now you may find yourself wondering, "What’s a production job?" Although it may sound odd, it is just another way of saying making things in mass, typically in a factory. Unfortunately, factory work tends to get a bad wrap, but times have changed, and there are many types of production jobs that can turn into great career opportunities in both Utah and Idaho. As we progress with technology, these types of jobs become more advanced and safer too.

One thing to keep in mind is that in Utah and Idaho, this career can go by many names, including assembler, assembly assistant, fabricator, line worker, or producer, and a few others.

Production workers in Utah and Idaho are responsible for making the actual products we all use daily, and this process can vary at each factory. One method is individual stations where they would put all parts together. Another approach is conveyor belts where each worker performs their specific task, or a combination of humans and robots working side by side so that products are built with precision and consistency while having a human element to detect any issues.

Production workers in Utah and Idaho create many things in their jobs, from computers and cellphones to airplanes. They hold themselves to a high standard with passion and concern as they know the products they built are used every day and could impact someone they love.

You now may be asking yourself, "How much do production workers make in Utah and Idaho, what are the educational requirements, and what experience and skills do I need?"

Currently, the national average pay for a production job sits at about $13 an hour, but this can fluctuate based on location, experience, or the company you work for. One great factor for this career choice is that there is no need for specific education or certifications. Now, just because you do not need any special education or certifications to get a production job does it mean it can’t help. Suppose you are looking to move up the ladder in this field. In that case, you may want to consider certification or special education that pertains to your business, such as licensing for certain vehicles used on the job. Experience can help you get in the door, but it is not vital as these are usually entry-level positions, and much will be learned in a training program or on the job.

So now that you are interested in a production job, how do you get one?

Because there are usually many factories looking for employees, you can use various resources, including the internet, going directly to the factory, or using a staffing agency that can help ensure you find the best position and company to work for. Regardless of your approach, don’t let the bad wrap that production jobs fool you. This field can be a great career opportunity for you to thrive and grow in.

Workforce Staffing Service is a staffing agency that specializes in production jobs in the Utah and Idaho areas.