- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work well with others
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- to be flexible and open to change
- physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
- the ability to work well with your hands
- excellent verbal communication skills
- thinking and reasoning skills
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
- measuring, grading and feeding batches of raw materials into production machinery
- operating production line equipment, like a conveyor line in a canning factory
- assembling goods on a production line, like fitting circuit boards into computers
- reporting equipment faults to maintenance staff
- finishing products, for example applying protective coatings
- monitoring the production process and carrying out basic testing and quality checks
- storing goods and raw materials in the factory or warehouse
- using lifting equipment and forklift trucks
- packing goods ready for shipment
- cleaning and maintaining work areas and machinery
You may need to wear protective clothing.
You could work in a factory.
With experience, you could be promoted to shift supervisor or move into quality control.