How much do production operatives in Newcastle get paid?

Production operatives in Newcastle earn

£8.71–15.46 per hour

Based on 77 employee reviews

Production operative salaries can range between £8.71–15.46 per hour in the Newcastle area. This data is based on survey results from 77 employees who live in an around Newcastle.

What do top employers pay production operatives?

Who are the top production operative employers?

  1. Pall
    8.6
  2. Premier Foods
    8.6
  3. PepsiCo
    8.4

Recent production operative vacancies in Newcastle

  1. Production Operative posted 12 days ago
  2. Production Operative posted 12 days ago
  3. Production Operative posted 12 days ago
  4. Production Operative posted 12 days ago
  5. Production Operative at KP Snacks posted 5 days ago
  6. Production Operative posted 12 days ago
See all production operative vacancies in the Newcastle area

What contracts are people on?

Full time 87% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 52 employees

How are people paid?

71%
by the hour
29%
an annual salary

Based on 77 employees

What do 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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