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Factory Operative Essential Skills

A Factory Operative operates machinery and equipment to assist in production. They ensure that products are produced to a high standard. A Factory Operative might work alongside other manufacturing team members, such as Warehouse Operatives or Forklift Drivers, to ensure projects are completed to a high standard. They may also be referred to as Production Operatives or Production Workers
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Factory Operative

Job Description & Responsibilities

The Factory Operative will operate machinery and equipment to assemble products and perform tasks. The primary duties of a Factory Operative include things like the following:

  • Operating a maintaining factory machinery and equipment
  • Assembling products using hand tools and equipment
  • Inspecting & testing products
  • Collaborating with other team members to meet performance objectives
  • You might be expected to move around and learn different lines

The role might include more hours during busy periods like Christmas.

Factory Operative F&Q's

What Skills & Experience Do I Need?

This role doesn’t require you to have any specific skills but a keen eye for detail and good concentration skills will help perform the job effectively. This type of role will also require you to work as part of a bigger team to complete projects.

Temporary or Permanent Roles Available

Factory Operative roles can be full-time or temporary depending on if there is enough work. Full-time roles could require you to work up to 40 hours a week.

What's the Average Salary?

The average salary for a Factory Operative is between £10.42-£11.50ph, although the figure can fluctuate depending on location and experience.

Factory Operatives are needed by companies up and down the country and are constantly in demand.

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