Careers: Production Assistant


Job Description

Production Assistant

The Production Assistant position assists production management in the maintenance and safe operation of plant production equipment, including the plant operations related to production preparation, production, and maintenance of records. The Production Assistant is a line position.

This position is an extremely important aspect in the operations and management of production. Responsibilities include operations within a manufacturing environment, and physical requirements are involved, such as lifting, loading, and carrying products. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Production Assistant is responsible for helping with the set-up of the machine as well as all safety protocols associated with the machine. They are also responsible for ensuring the machine operators and other employees follow all production and safety procedures.

Essential functions

Individuals will perform the essential functions:

  • Unpacks, examines, and routes incoming materials, rejects damaged items, records shortages, and reports with operator to rectify the damages and shortages.
  • Receives and processes all parts and materials for operations and production.
  • Receives and processes all tooling for production, maintenance, and operations.
  • Receives and processes all defective parts returned for replacement or credit.
  • Maintains production reports with data entry processes detailing production inventory for Finished Goods, Work in Process and Raw Materials, Tooling, and Operations Material.
  • Monitors and Maintains Cutting Dies and Printing Plates as needed for production runs.
  • Kitting orders in preparation for run manufacturing.
  • Responsible for implementing final inspection procedures of outgoing products and materials.
  • Reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the machine operator.
  • Responsible for always keeping an adequate supply of production materials on hand including but not limited to in house sundry products, strapping and stretch films.
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows safety regulations.
  • Responsible for learning the safe operation of machines, including, and not limited to Lock Out/Tag Out, and all safety procedures and processes of the plant.
  • Responsible for ensuring all helpers are appropriately trained in safe operating procedures.
  • Responsible for assisting the operator in the safe and efficient set up and operation of production equipment.

Employees may be asked to complete other tasks not mentioned above.


  • Organizational Skills
  • Technical Aptitude
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Initiative
  • Thoroughness
  • Attention to detail
  • Time Management
  • Proficient Communication Skills, Math Skills and Computer Skills
  • Highly Motivated and Self-Managed
  • Accurate

No Experience Necessary! On the job training is provided

Supervisory Responsibility

This position requires self-supervisory skills- Individual reports directly to the Machine Operator. The Machine Operator reports to Operations Manager.

Job Types & Schedule

Full-time, Monday-Friday 6 am-2:30 pm, some flexibility allowed, overtime is available (voluntary and mandatory)


This position starts at $16. Negotiable based on experience.


  • Health, dental, and vision, and life insurance after 90 days of full-time employment
  • 401k with employer matching after 1 year of full-time employment
  • Paid holidays after 6 months of full-time employment
  • Vacation days (5 days after 1 yr. full-time employment, 10 days after 2 yr. full-time employment)
  • Employee luncheons/monthly activities
  • Bonuses for hitting sales goals
  • Opportunity for growth, promotions, and/or increases!

Phoenix/Packaging is an equal opportunity employer.

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