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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: $9.90 - $13.52

Typical Annual Salary: $20,600 - $28,100

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typical training

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

  • Record information, such as the number of products tested, meter readings, or dates and times of product production.
  • Start machines or equipment to begin production processes.
  • Operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators.
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards.
  • Observe equipment operations so that malfunctions can be detected, and notify operators of any malfunctions.
  • Separate products according to weight, grade, size, or composition of materials used to produce them.
  • Lift raw materials, finished products, and packed items, manually or using hoists.
  • Turn valves to regulate flow of liquids or air, to reverse machines, to start pumps, or to regulate equipment.
  • Place products in equipment or on work surfaces for further processing, inspecting, or wrapping.
  • Count finished products to determine if product orders are complete.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Hand trucks or accessories
  • Hoists
  • Jacks
  • Screwdrivers
  • Skid steer loaders

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

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