Sporting Goods Production Workers

Sporting goods production workers are involved in manufacturing, assembling, and finishing sporting goods equipment such as golf clubs, fishing tackle, basketballs, footballs, skis, and baseball equipment. Their tasks range from operating machines to fine handcrafting of equipment.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Ball Assemblers, Baseball Glove Shapers, Fishing-Reel Assemblers, Fishing-Rod Assemblers, Fishing-Rod Markers, Golf-Club Assemblers, Golf-Club Head Formers, Golf-Club Head Inspectors, Golf-Club Weighters, Grip Wrappers, Guide Winders, Hand Baseball Sewers, Lining Inserters, Lining Reversers
Duties Manufacture, assemble, and finish sporting goods equipment such as golf clubs, footballs, and skis
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience On-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Product Inspector or Supervisor
  • Experienced Sporting Goods Production Worker
  • Entry-Level Sporting Goods Production Worker

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