Production Assistant (m/f/d)
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Production assistants: playing a crucial role in all producing industries
Production assistants can work in all producing companies. A specific training is not required. However, potential employers may appreciate candidates with professional experience in certain industries and therefore prefer such applicants. The requirements production assistants have to meet depend on the type of production.
Which opportunities do production assistants have on the labour market?
It is not possible to make a general statement about the career and development opportunities of production assistants – after all, these opportunities strongly depend on the type of producing industry they have already gained professional experience in. Logistics and mechanical engineering are only two industries in which qualified production assistants are sought-after. Additional qualifications, such as a forklift licence, are advantageous.
As physical activities belong to the daily business of some producing industries, production assistants should have good physical condition. Long-term professional experience may be a plus when completing a further training programme in a technical field.
What are the tasks and responsibilities of production assistants?
The tasks of production assistants depend on the industry and include, amongst others, the support of other employees. Some tasks require on-the-job training.
- Working on production lines
- Simple assembly tasks
- Preparation of basic materials
- Operation, maintenance and monitoring of machines
- All kinds of quality control activities
- Packaging and shipping
- Different cleaning activities
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Which hard skills and soft skills should production assistants have?
This job requires no specific qualification. Thus, also untrained people may find a well-paid position. However, there are certain skills that production assistants should possess.
- A practice-oriented way of thinking
- Good craft skills in general
- Flexibility in terms of working hours (to work in shifts)
What is the average salary of production assistants?
The salary of production assistants depends on the industry and the company’s location. While production assistants in Brandenburg have an average annual salary of EUR 36,000, their counterparts in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg earn up to approximately EUR 48,000 per year.