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Helpers--Production Workers
District Of Columbia

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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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Currently Employed: 120

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $9.98 - $11.31

Typical Annual Salary: $20,800 - $23,500

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Typical education needed for entry: Less than high school

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Count finished products to determine if product orders are complete.
  • 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.
  • Measure amounts of products, lengths of extruded articles, or weights of filled containers to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Separate products according to weight, grade, size, or composition of materials used to produce them.
  • Turn valves to regulate flow of liquids or air, to reverse machines, to start pumps, or to regulate equipment.
  • Mark or tag identification on parts.
  • Dump materials such as prepared ingredients into machine hoppers prior to mixing.

tools & technology

  • Hand trucks or accessories
  • Jacks
  • Screwdrivers
  • Skid steer loaders
  • Soldering iron

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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