Demand 4 / 5


Helpers--Production Workers

Help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Also known as

Material Handler, Laborer, Press Helper, Service Person, Machine Operator, Helper, Utility Worker, Production Worker, Assistant Operator, Support Team Member


The typical education required for this career in Minnesota is:
Less than high school



Demand 4 / 5
10-Year Growth 5.0%
10-Year Openings 12,989


People in this occupation tend to earn between $12.58 to $17.90 per hour

Cost of Living

A typical family with two adults - working a combined 60 hours per week - with one child at home needs to earn $18.20 per hour per worker to meet their basic needs.

Daily Work Activities

  • Count finished products or workpieces.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Weigh finished products.
  • Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading.

Licensing Information

No licenses found for this occupation.

Certification Information

No certifications found for this occupation.