National Occupational Standard for Manufacturing Worker

Definition of occupation

The Manufacturing Worker performs various duties within the manufacturing sector. They may oversee or assist in running machinery and various machine work processes, including the assembly of various electro-mechanical components, in order to create products or value throughout various levels of the supply chain. They set up, run, or assist in running and/or maintaining various machines within their plant.

The Manufacturing Worker must follow established standard operating procedures (SOPs) and specifications to make products, optimize output, and maintain control in order to ensure quality. They may also troubleshoot problems and then either apply corrective actions or inform maintenance and/or other cross-functional staff of bigger issues in order to resume production as quickly as possible.

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