Production associates are generally in charge of ensuring correct quality control of materials and end products produced by a company, as well as overseeing the quantities and types of materials used to create these products. They typically report to product managers on a daily basis and are also tasked with creating and submitting reports of production work within individual teams or the company as a whole.
Production associates communicate regularly with all staff on the production team to ensure that daily duties are completed in a timely manner and according to all protocols in place. They are also responsible for helping to maintain a clean workplace and some clerical duties within the office, and meeting all deadlines and production standards is essential for success.
Educational requirements for this position can vary, and a college degree may or may not be required depending on the employer. Valuable skills include strong language and communication skills, mathematical skills, and the ability to multitask. Interpersonal skills are also beneficial, as production associates work with a variety of employees on a regular basis.
Production Associate Tasks
Arrange material and goods, and set up the environment for packaging.
Identify problems with equipment and materials.
Pack products into shipping and delivery containers.