Production Associate

ID: REF2166P
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Post Date: 1/1/1970

Job Description

This classification is responsible for all general labor functions in the facility. Position will perform carton stacking in the converting department, cleaning and sanitation work in accordance with external
quality audit standards, product inspection, sorting, packaging and product identification, tagging and labeling of individual pallets, logging of information pertaining to production reporting and tracking, and the stocking of supplies as needed on the manufacturing floor.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Work safely at all times following all safety rules, procedures and policies
  • Stand for 8 to 12 hours during the shift, combined with stopping for short breaks
  • Lift 25 to 50 lbs. consisting of paper waste, pallets, buckets of ink, other materials
  • Bending, twisting and reaching during the shift
  • Use of manual and automated lift equipment
  • Monitor production process and carrying out all quality checks
  • Report safety issues to appropriate staff immediately
  • Maintain safe, clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations
  • Prepare work areas for production
  • Complete quality process verifications using ‘circle check s’ at start of shift, plate changes, and every new order change (make-ready)
  • Prepare skids for stacks by making sure paper barriers are present and stocking the barriers for use on the top and bottom of the skid
  • Help the Operator/Assistant when a make-ready takes place by removing and replacing ink buckets, changing out skids, and placing identification flags on completed skids 
  • Stacking cartons during the production run and completing all quality checks before placing materials onto the skid
  • Cleaning and sorting during production downtimes
  • Start and stop equipment as needed using controls and switches
  • Handle and move manual lift carts
  • Identify and remove defective product from production based on quality standard parameters
  • Communicate effectively with Operator, Quality Auditor, and Team Leaders
  • Other duties as required or assigned


Education, Skills, and/or Experience Required

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Manufacturing experience and familiarity working with machines
  • High levels of physical agility, mobility and endurance
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and experience using tools
  • Sound judgment and decision making
  • Basic math and computer skills required
  • Excellent attendance and demonstrated commitment to excellent job performance
  • Ability to detect colors and shades, color-blindness is a disqualifier
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to read, write and follow instructions
  • Takes the initiative and does not require excessive supervision
  • Demonstrates teamwork and cooperation in accomplishing all tasks
  • Willingness to work weekends and different shifts as needed

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:  

  • Must be able to sit, stand, kneel, squat 8 to 10 hours a day
  • Must be able to wear all necessary safety equipment
  • Must be able to work on manufacturing production floor
  • Operate Production Equipment
  • Use of manual and automated lift equipment
  • Stand for 8 to 12 hours during the shift, combined with stopping for short breaks
  • Work 40+ hours per week
  • Lift 25 to 50 lbs.
  • Stack cases weighing up to 45 lbs.
  • Bending, twisting, and reaching during the shift
  • High levels of physical agility, mobility, and endurance

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Evergreen Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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