What do Helpers--Production Workers do?
Help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
- 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.
- Lift raw materials, finished products, and packed items, manually or using hoists.
- Count finished products to determine if product orders are complete.
- Mark or tag identification on parts.
- Load and unload items from machines, conveyors, and conveyances.
- Help production workers by performing duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work areas and equipment.
- Clean and lubricate equipment.
- Record information such as the number of products tested, meter readings, and dates and times of product production.
- Start machines or equipment in order to begin production processes.
- Separate products according to weight, grade, size, and 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.
- Place products in equipment or on work surfaces for further processing, inspecting, or wrapping.
- Remove products, machine attachments, and waste material from machines.
- Pack and store materials and products.
- Tie products in bundles for further processing or shipment, following prescribed procedures.
- Transfer finished products, raw materials, tools, or equipment between storage and work areas of plants and warehouses, by hand or using hand trucks or powered lift trucks.
- Signal coworkers to direct them to move products during the production process.
- Prepare raw materials for processing.
- Measure amounts of products, lengths of extruded articles, or weights of filled containers to ensure conformance to specifications.
- Thread ends of items such as thread, cloth, and lace through needles and rollers, and around take-up tubes.
- Read gauges and charts, and record data obtained.
- Mix ingredients according to specified procedures and formulas.
- Position spouts or chutes of storage bins so that containers can be filled.
- Fold products and product parts during processing.
- Wash work areas, machines, equipment, vehicles, and products.
- Unclamp and hoist full reels from braiding, winding, and other fabricating machines, using power hoists.
- Dump materials such as prepared ingredients into machine hoppers prior to mixing.
- Break up defective products for reprocessing.
- Change machine gears, using wrenches.
- Cut or break flashing from materials or products.
- Perform minor repairs to machines, such as replacing damaged or worn parts.
- Attach slings, ropes, and cables to objects such as pipes, hoses, and bundles.
- Pack food products in paper bags and boxes, and stack them in warehouses and coolers.
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