Production Associate

Position Title: Production Associate
Department: Contract Manufacturing Services
Reports to: Production Supervisor

Position Summary 

Run parts using laser systems assuring maximum safety and efficiency.  Inspect parts to verify conformance to customer specifications.

An ideal candidate for this position would possess a history of running production equipment and an aptitude for details.  Someone who understands the importance of speed and accuracy. A working knowledge of computer interfacing on production machinery or a history of rotary converting platforms (RCP) is beneficial but not required.

Primary Responsibilities 

  1. Operate custom-designed and standard laser machinery to process materials/parts according to customer specification
  2. Perform quality inspections of finished parts
  3. Startup and shut down the machine using written work instructions
  4. Shut down the machine in event of a safety issue
  5. Change gas cylinders and perform table maintenance as directed
  6. Package and route parts to shipping and perform cleanup duties as required
  7. Complete required paperwork
  8. Occasionally required to drive and operate a forklift. 
  9. Various other duties as directed by Supervisor

Hiring Qualifications

  • High school education or GED

Physical Demands

  • Working in an industrial environment.
  • Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time (2-4 hours before a rest or change).
  • Occasional squatting, kneeling, or climbing.
  • Excellent eyesight and hearing.
  • Constant hand use, grasping, and fine manipulation throughout the day.
  • Lift 40 pounds comfortably.
  • Lifting 51+ pounds sporadically throughout the day and may be done with assistance.

Why work at Preco?

At Preco you will find a collaborative culture and a team united by a passion to provide solutions to our customers. Preco is a premier provider of laser, flat bed and rotary die cutting equipment solutions for advanced material processing needs. In addition, Preco is a skilled laser integrator offering cutting, perforating, welding, and other specialized industrial processing applications.

Preco's working environment is climate-controlled year-round and there are opportunities for career advancement.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 9 paid holidays per year


Available Shift Options

2nd Shift 
10 hr shift
40 hr per week
Monday – Thursday
3:00pm – 1:30am

3rd Shift 
10 hr shift
40 hr per week
Monday – Thursday
9:30pm – 7:30am

Weekend Day Shift
12 hr shift
36 hr per week (pd 40)
Friday – Sunday
8:00am – 8:00pm

Weekend Night Shift
12 hr shift
36 hr per week (pd 40)
Friday – Sunday
8:00pm – 8:00am

License & Certification

Driver's License (required)


High Scholl Diploma or equivalent (required)


  • Compurter interfacing on production machinery (preferred)
  • Rotary Converting Platform (RCP) (preferred) 

All Preco, LLC employees are empowered to stop production and notify their supervisor/manager if an unsafe act or product quality concern is occurring.  Also, each member of the Preco – Somerset team is responsible for identifying continuous improvement opportunities and participating in problem-solving teams as necessary.

To Apply 

Send resume to:
This position is located in Somerset, WI

Urgently Hiring

$18 - $25 / hr

Based on experience

Plus an additional $3 / hr for off shifts

Potential for special premiums on projects

Overtime available but not guaranteed