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Work flexibly as a production operative with Coople

Production workers are responsible for creating and assembling items, as well as preparing inventory for their distribution. Also known as production operators and factory operatives, they usually work as part of an assembly line or production line at a factory.

At Coople, we value progression and we make it our mission to connect our jobseekers with local, rewarding work. When you work with Coople, there’s plenty of opportunities to learn new skills with every shift you complete.  

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We work with workers of all skill levels and industry backgrounds. It’s our mission to make flexible work a rewarding experience for today and tomorrow. As a result, we strive to connect you to rewarding work to help you reach your goals. 

With the Coople Jobs App, you can find jobs for a few hours or several months – all in the one handy app. 

What you can expect when applying for production operative jobs with Coople:

Job responsibilities

For example: 
  • Assembling products by hand 
  • Using power tools to solder, weld, drill and attach parts 
  • Working with a team on a production line 
  • Unloading, organising and stocking shipments 
  • Removing faulty product parts from the assembly line 
  • Affixing labels, company logos etc. to products 
  • Ensuring all production deadlines are met 
  • Working tidily to make sure the workstation and factory floor remain clean and free of hazardous materials 
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Which skills do we look for in our production operatives?

Sometimes, our production line jobs do not require previous experience. If this is the case, it will be stated clearly in the job description. For example, the job description may say: 
  • No experience required 
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical thinking 
  • Must have astute problem solving skills to solve production issues 
  • Immense attention to detail – able to work cautiously but efficiently on the production line 
  • Able to use power tools safely and effectively 
  • Ability to stand, walk and lift for extended periods of time 
If specific experience is required, it will be stated explicitly in the job description when you apply. For instance, hiring companies may ask for: 
  • 1+ years experience working in a warehouse 
  • Reliable mode of transportation 
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, unassisted 
Generally speaking, certificates are not necessary to get hired, but they can help production workers to display their skills and stand out from the crowd of applicants. Some common certifications for production operatives include: 
  • Certified IPC specialist: This certification recognises that the recipient has an understanding of acceptance criteria for electronics 
  • Certified automation profession: This certification shows that the holder has comprehensive knowledge of automation and controls 
  • Good Manufacturing Practices Facility Certification: This certification demonstrates a thorough understanding of various manufacturing guidelines 
  • Certified production technician: This certification shows that the recipient demonstrates clear mastery of advanced manufacturing techniques 

How to prepare for your role as a production line worker.

There’s a variety of things to look out for before you start your production operative jobs.

This could include: 

  • Specific uniform requirements and whether or not uniform, such as safety shoes and safety glasses, will be provided 
  • Health and safety training – if this is mandatory, you will be invited to complete this before your first shift 
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To increase your chances of getting hired, we encourage you to read through the job requirements thoroughly and ensure that you have the right job profiles added to your account. This will in turn save you time when applying for work.

More importantly, when you are adequately prepared for your role, you can make sure each shift is a great one. This will help to build your platform reputation, allowing you to find more work to support you on your way to your goals. 

Ready to find production operative jobs?

Download the Coople Jobs App to discover production operative jobs that work for you.

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