Posted on: 2021-05-19
Many Singaporeans claim that the manufacturing sector is a sunset industry. Little did they know, the manufacturing industry makes around $106 billion of Singapore’s total GDP. Furthermore, the Singapore government has announced a master plan to grow the manufacturing industry by 10% in the next decade. As such, around 30,000 workers are expected to be employed in the production sector.
With a large number of job opportunities available, the production operative jobs are an ideal option for those who seek a long-term stable income profession in Singapore.
A production operator can work in various production lines like manufacturing, food and beverage, and medical belt. The job scope is rather uniform across the different industries.
The job scope shown above should give you a rough idea of the production operator’s responsibilities. Most of the duties revolve around machine operation. The main job is to ensure that the production line keeps running. When a production operator accumulates a certain level of knowledge, he/she will be able to troubleshoot problems of the machine/production line. That is when the production operator is likely to be promoted into a supervisor who will overlook the assembly operation.
According to WorkClass’s own statistics, an average production operator earns about $1500 per month. The highest salary can go up to $2100 for full-time operators with experience.
During this COVID-19 Pandemic, the closure of Singapore-Malaysia borders have resulted in a shortage of manufacturing operators in Singapore. Some companies are willing to pay more for a production operator now since there is a shortage in supply.
The working hour varies because most production operators work based on shifts. The shifts are separated into Morning, Daytime, Evening or Nights. The night shift normally pays better than the morning shift. Morning Shift is still the best shift because it prevents you from messing up your body clock.
The normal working hour is around 8 hours per shift for full-time workers. Part-time workers work fewer hours and are paid an average hourly rate of $11.
It all depends on the 2 most important elements of any job search: Resume and Interview. You will need to craft an effective resume to get noticed by the recruiter. We have already written an article on resumes for warehouse workers. Please visit the blog if you want to know which skills to include in your resume.
Next is the interview which requires you to portray yourself as a responsible, hardworking, and meticulous person to impress the employer. For this, it is recommended that candidates read the job description carefully and understand what the company is seeking. Plan your answers according to the job scope/description.
Of course, there are plenty of professions that are related to production operator jobs.
For those who want to climb the ranks, you can become a production line supervisor who oversees a large portion of the assembly. There are even stories of operators becoming the manager of a factory after gaining years of experience. It all boils down to the level of knowledge and the ability to upgrade yourself in this hyper-competitive society.
For those who think that they want to move on to more difficult roles in the warehouse industry, you can look at the warehouse blog to know about different warehouse positions that pay a good salary.
The table below also shows the median salary of different production operator jobs.
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