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Production Associate

Job Title: Production Associate

Department: Production

Reports To: Pando Management and Machine Operator

Job Purpose:

The Production Associate is responsible to provide multi-functional support to the production team to produce quality parts while meeting production standards according to the established procedures.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Assist operator in maintaining the inline production equipment in accordance with production schedule and product specification 

  • Inspects finished product for quality and documents measured results

  • Notifies machine operator if parts are not conforming to standards 

  • Assist in proper start up and shut down of the process equipment in accordance with published production schedules

  • Knows how to shut down the machinery in case of an emergency for twin screw and single screw 

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work environment

  • Assist in startup of the in-line production system which includes extrusion, thermoforming, conveying system and supplying materials

  • Must be able to learn the material conveying system and clearing out alarms in a timely manner to prevent shutdowns 

  • Be a champion in housekeeping effort by grinding startup scrap, defective parts, baling packaging materials

  • Supplying raw materials to each production line timely 

  • Palletizing and putting away finished products, unused supplies and raw materials  

  • Know the locations for packaging materials and raw materials in order to maintain an organized production area

  • Assist in production related minor maintenance project such as, but not limited to, blade gapping 

  • Follows all GMPs, AIB and safety practices 

  • Provide break relief for personnel in packing, operation, and warehouse 

  • Complete all assigned documentation processes such as production reporting and forklift inspections

  • Other duties may be assigned

Core Competencies:

(The behaviors, skills and practices required to accomplish the objectives of this position and in the daily conduct of business.)

  • Building Trust

    • Interacting with others in a way that instills confidence. 

  • Teamwork 

    • Establishing courses of action for self and communicate with colleagues to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

  • Initiating Action

    • Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive. NEVER WASTE TIME.

  • Quality Focus

    • Quality builds trust with customers. Making customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions.

  • Accountability/Work Standards

    • Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Interactions: (External & Internal)

  • External Contact

    • Raw material deliveries

  • Internal Contact (Title or Dept.)

    • Plant Manager

    • Assistant Plant Manager

    • Process Engineer

    • Team Lead

    • Packers

    • Operators

    • Maintenance Manager


(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required.)

Education: Preferred: High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

Required: 4 year post secondary education, or equivalent experience.


  • Preferred: Previous forklift experience

  • Preferred: Previous aerial lift experience 

  • Preferred: Previous machine operator experience

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Must have ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English or Spanish

  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Must follow the company’s attendance policies

  • Must be able to lift/pull/push 30 pounds 

  • Must be able to work weekends 

  • Must be able to work 12-hour shift 

  • Must be able to walk in the warehouse and around the machines frequently on concrete surface 

  • Must be able climb ladders and stop stools