Engineering and plant technology assistants support skilled workers during the assembly, disassembly or set-up of machines and plants. According to instructions, they provide the tools or carry out simple welding, soldering and assembly work. They measure components and join them together, e.g. with screws, rivets or pins. They also assist skilled workers in setting up and operating drive machines or industrial production and conveyor systems, for example. In manufacturing companies in the metal sector, they help to produce products and machines such as bicycles, vending machines or electrical appliances for the home. In the process, they also work on assembly lines and, for example, load circuit boards with components. With the appropriate experience, they monitor machine operation if necessary and inform the responsible specialists in the event of malfunctions. They also help with retooling, repairs, maintenance and cleaning of machines and systems, as well as with cleanup and storage work.
In German, Production Assistant is called…
Produktionshelfer | Produktionsassistent
Why should You apply as a Production assistant
There are many benefits to being a production assistant. These include the opportunity to learn a variety of production skills, build a network of industry contacts, gain experience in a variety of production roles, and develop relationships with other production professionals. In addition, production assistants can gain an in-depth understanding of the entire production process, from pre-production to post-production, and develop a variety of problem-solving skills. In many cases, Production Assistants will have the opportunity to work with a variety of budgets and will be exposed to many different aspects of the production process.
Many job ads mention the following advantages and benefits:
- Attractive and above-tariff remuneration
- Good Career prospects
- Vacation and Christmas bonus
- Travel and/or subsistence allowance
- Night shift, Sunday and holiday bonuses
- Pleasant working atmosphere
- Work in alternating shifts or permanent night shifts
- various performance bonuses
- Start immediately
- Long-term employment
- A delicious canteen
- Free parking spaces
- Great employee discounts for leading brands
Hourly wages are frequently announced as 14 to 21€
Basic Requirements for Production Assistant…
German Minimum B2 | Fitness
What it needs to succeed as a Production Assistant
The job requires you to be careful, detail-oriented, and cooperative in completing work tasks. It also calls for being pleasant, having a good-natured attitude, and being cooperative with others in the workplace. The position is designed to be dependable, responsible, and reliable. The work involves setting and maintaining personally challenging performance goals and exerting effort to accomplish tasks. Accepting criticism and handling stressful situations calmly and effectively is required. It may involve persevering in the face of obstacles.
In some job ads, a forklift operator´s license called “Flurfördermittelschein” is a prerequisite.
What to Do in detail
- Evaluate the quality of materials or products
Follow work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements
Record operational or production data
Plan production or operational procedures or sequences
Package products for storage or shipment
Clean work area