Process Operatives

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of processing occupations.


New workers

New workers start around £17,039. Normal pay is £27,026 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £39,317.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 22,672 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Performs other processing tasks not elsewhere classified.

  • Operates machines to produce flat and corrugated asbestos cement pipes and sheets.

  • Operates machines to mix, blend, crush, wash and separate seeds and other materials not elsewhere classified.

  • Operates masticating, calendaring, mixing, forming, shaping, moulding, extruding, cutting, trimming and winding machines to make and repair rubber products.

  • Operates kilns, furnaces and ovens to produce cement clinker, linoleum cement and asphalt, to fire abrasive and carbon products, to make and treat glass and ceramic items, and otherwise cook and heat treat materials and products not elsewhere classified.

  • Packs products ready for kiln setting.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Hand Tools

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Machinery

  • Soldering

  • Fabrication

  • Electrical Wiring

  • Technical Drawing

  • Welding

  • Mechanical Assembly

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Operations

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Self-Motivation

  • Teamwork

  • Quality Control

  • Management

  • English Language

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.