How much do factory production operatives in Birmingham get paid?

Factory production operatives in Birmingham earn

£8.80–18.00 per hour

Based on 90 employee reviews

Factory production operative salaries can range between £8.80–18.00 per hour in the Birmingham area. This data is based on survey results from 90 employees who live in an around Birmingham.

What do top employers pay factory production operatives?

Who are the top factory production operative employers?

  1. Pall
    8.6
  2. PepsiCo
    8.5
  3. Nestlé
    8.4

Who are the worst factory production operative employers?

  1. The Scottish Salmon Company
    2.5
  2. Bernard Matthews
    3.4
  3. Cranswick
    4.9

Recent factory production operative vacancies in Birmingham

  1. Factory Operative posted 5 days ago
  2. Factory Operative posted 5 days ago
  3. Factory Operative posted 5 days ago
  4. Production Operative posted 5 days ago
  5. Production Operative posted 2 days ago
  6. Production Operative posted 2 days ago
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What contracts are people on?

Full time 91% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 80 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 90% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 90 employees

What do factory production operatives employees do?

Production operatives have the job of working on a factory production-line to make products.

They can work in factories for industries such as:

  • Food and drink
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cars and other vehicles
  • Machinery and construction

Other names for production operatives are:

  • Process operators/ operatives
  • Factory workers
  • Production workers

You can either be a semi-skilled (entry level) or skilled worker, depending on what experience you already have.

This type of job will vary depending on what sort of factory you work in.

Some common things you may do include:

  • Checking raw materials or ingredients are in good condition
  • Using specialist production-line equipment
  • Putting products together by hand
  • Basic quality control
  • Packing up products
  • Keeping work areas safe and clean

As mentioned, this can be an entry level job. However, you may have to pass a practical skills assessment to get hired.

If you want to apply for a semi-skilled production operative job, you might also need the following:

For more information about manufacturing and production jobs, read our guide to the best manufacturing companies to work for.

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