How much do production operators in Manchester get paid?

Production operators in Manchester earn

£10.53-14.21 per hour

Based on 60 employee reviews

Production operator salaries can range between £10.53-14.21 per hour in the Manchester area. This data is based on quiz results from 60 employees who live in and around Manchester.

What do top employers pay production operators?

Who are the top production operator employers?

  1. BAE Systems
    9.1
  2. TE Connectivity
    9.0
  3. Airbus
    9.0

Who are the worst production operator employers?

  1. Stormking Plastics
    3.2
  2. Swan EMS
    3.7
  3. Minerva Hearing
    5.0

How are people paid?

68%
by the hour
32%
an annual salary

Based on 60 employees

What contracts are people on?

Full time 88% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 40 employees

What do production operators 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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