Production Assistant job description

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Production Assistants are responsible for assisting the production supervisors and monitoring program schedules. They are also required to load and unload material from conveyors and machines and perform simple assembly tasks. These workers help in the quality control process and solve technical problems related to all activities on the floor. In cases of breakdown, they need to report that case to higher authorities, such as production managers and operations directors.

Production Assistants usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Examining products.
• Observing the operation of machines.
• Maintaining cleanliness.
• Monitoring measurement specifications.
• Unloading materials from conveyors.


• Being a fast learner.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being patient.
• Having good analytical skills.
• Being able to work in shifts.
• Having good communication skills.
• Being able to use measuring tools.
• Having problem solving skills.
• Being able to work alone or with a team.
• Having math skills.


The minimum requirement to be a Production Assistant is having a High School Diploma, but it is recommended to have higher level education including a Degree in Engineering. A good choice for this field is having a Bachelor´s Degree in any Engineering branch to obtain suitable skills and knowledge for duties in this area. Most employers demand applicants having relevant work experience in the same field. Professionals working on this industry are encouraged to have a certificate in Industrial Training in order to have better job opportunities and enhance their credentials.

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