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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $26,280.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 33,334
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 22.74 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Cut fabric or leather material
Package goods for shipment or storage
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Reassemble equipment after repair
Assemble equipment or components
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Assemble gear systems
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Cut construction material
Set-up welding equipment
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Connect hoses to equipment or piping
Set-up specialized rigging
Adjust mechanical equipment
Dye fabric or leather articles
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Install electrical fixtures or components
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Paint surfaces such as walls
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured metal or plastic products by hand
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Weld metal structures
Weld metal parts and components
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Connect electrical components or equipment
Perform basic plumbing

Performing General Physical Activities

Stack containers, materials, or products
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Move products, materials, or equipment between work areas
Move heavy objects in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Clean work areas
Clean workpieces or finished products
Clean materials to prepare them for production
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Move heavy objects in transportation or shipping environments
Carry equipment, luggage, or cases
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in installation, maintenance, or repair settings
Erect scaffold on work site
Load/Unload passenger luggage or cargo
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Assemble structural components
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Identify relevant safety procedures

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Detect industrial, production, or manufacturing equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
Monitor production or manufacturing equipment operation to detect problems
Maintain consistent production quality
Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems
Determine air, water, steam, or fluid pressure using gauges
Monitor assembly quality
Monitor operation of mail preparation or handling machines
Perform repetitive tasks
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Monitor operating conditions
Inspect production environment operations and processes
Maintain safe work environment
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor performance of others
Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Clean production equipment
Clean industrial, production, or manufacturing tools, equipment, or machinery
Lubricate production equipment
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Replace worn equipment components
Repair production equipment or tools
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Complete routine building maintenance
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Clean material moving tools, equipment, or machinery
Prepare equipment for maintenance
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Repair work tools or equipment
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Data Entry
Supervisory Skills
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Occupational Health and Safety
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