Helpers — Production Workers

Help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $9.47/hr
Median: $11.24/hr
Experienced: $14.70/hr

Current Employment
1,321 (2017)

Projected Employment
1,303 (2028)

Growth for Helpers — Production Workers

2017 Jobs2028 JobsChange (2018-2028)% Change (2018-2028)

Industries Employing Helpers — Production Workers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2017)% of Occupation in Industry (2017)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
Temporary Help Services32524.6%4.1%
Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig, and Fixture Manufacturing 654.9%2%
Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing453.4%5.7%
Machine Shops423.2%2%
Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Manufacturing372.8%1.9%

Occupational Skills

  • Load and unload items from machines, conveyors, and conveyances.
  • Operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators.
  • Place products in equipment or on work surfaces for further processing, inspecting, or wrapping.
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards.
  • Start machines or equipment to begin production processes.