Production Associate (12 hour shift schedule, 3-2-2 format)

at The Dingley Press in Lisbon, Maine, United States

Job Description

The Dingley Press Production Associates are an essential part of the manufacturing team. They are critical in helping their department achieve company goals and with a focus on safety, they play an important role in our process of creating high quality catalogs for our customers.

Production Associates - 12/hr Shift schedule - 3-2-2 format

Job summary:

A production associate is responsible for; feeding hoppers and blow in card feeders, stacking mail pallets, bulk pallets, sorting and throwing mail bags, dumping stock, housekeeping, and other work upon request of the operator or the supervisor.

Job Responsibilities (Essential functions):

  • Keep the machine running without delay. This involves working as a team to:
  • Keep each pocket filled with the correct signatures.
  • Keep the card feeders filled with blow in cards.
  • Stack books off the machine on pallets, mail Sacks or Tray mail as directed.
  • Rotate between feeding and stacking as directed. Communicate job instructions with other team members.
  • Use proper lifting and gripping techniques and follow all safety rules to prevent injury.
  • Make continuous quality checks on the books as you are stacking. This will include Bleeds, Trim, Inkjet and Stitches or Glue depending on what machine you are on.
  • Notify the Operator of any quality deviations.
  • Minimize wasted materials, and track what is thrown away with clicker counters.
  • Perform general housekeeping in respective work area.
  • Perform tasks as assigned for make-ready. This may include changing suckers, getting raw material stocked for next production and general clean up.
  • Cross-train on various Stitchers, Perfect Binder, and Offline Comailer.
  • Understand the “Team Lift” process and when it is needed

Equipment used (if applicable):

  • Powered Pallet Jack
  • Tape gun
  • Box taping machine
  • Jogging table

Physical and Mental Abilities used:

  • Attention to safety.
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task (handle multiple task at one time).
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 pounds.


  • Willing to work in a fast paced environment.
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must be able to speak and understand clear English.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 to $19.00 /hour

Pay Frequency: Weekly

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Job Posting: 664634

Posted On: Jan 07, 2022

Updated On: Feb 07, 2022