Production Lead - Printing Industry

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Posted: 10/03/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Manufacturing Job Number: [SA] Production Lead - Printing Industry Pay Rate: $18-22/ hour

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Well established printing company in Fountain Valley, CA is looking for a Production Department Lead. In this role you will be in charge of the inspection, packaging and shipping of the product and also serve as a back up for other departments. 

We are looking for someone who desires a long-term position rather than their next gig. The average tenure is about 15 years and people treat each other like family. 

Production Lead Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Verify components on work order to ensure correct number of components are available for production
  • Responsible to keep line clean of any debris at all times
  • Review work order for assembly instruction
  • Update production metrics on hourly production whiteboard
  • Prepare paperwork for work tickets, line checks, and quality checks
  • Contact Indirect Labor Material Handler to bring additional components for production line as needed
  • Instruct Material Handler (direct labor), Line Workers, and Porter to clean up production line when production is completed
  • Complete final Quality Checks and ensure content is accurate
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned

Production Lead Requirements: (include Knowledge, skill & ability, education or formal training, and experience needed)

  • Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent required, Associates degree preferred
  • Able to work a 4/10 schedule, Monday through Thursday,
  • 3+ years’ experience in the printing industry or 3+ years experience in a lead or supervisory position in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of computers and programs contained with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculation
  • Able to participate in a team-oriented environment, willingness to assist and train others
  • Demonstrate safe behavior and support department/plant Safety goals in a continuous improvement process
  • Bilingual English/ Spanish would be nice


  • Medical Dental plans available
  • 401K with matching after your first year
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Flexible PTO


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“Communication stands out as being one of Helpmates' biggest assets. They’re always quick to provide updates, respond to requests, and just overall pleasant to work with. When we were recruiting for this year's peak season, I felt like we were all working as a team which is a reflection of the attention Helpmates gives to building partnerships.” - Helpmates Client


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Helpmates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).



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