Production Associate I & II

Position Title: Production Associate I or II
Department: Contract Manufacturing Services Production
Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Position Summary

The responsibility of a Production Associate I or II is to set up, run, and QC parts using CMS equipment assuring maximum safety, efficiency, and conformance to customer specifications.

Primary Responsibilities

Program and operate most equipment in CMS’s division.  Involves higher-level programming such as subroutines.  Specific responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Set up beam delivery, start-up and set laser, and make and set up job tooling.
  2. Write and debug parts programs using CNC programming.
  3. Edit CNC and/or AcuBeam programs.
  4. Quality check the first part to ensure that it meets print.
  5. Run and check production parts to maintain customer-required quality.
  6. Document jobs so it can easily be run again. This includes storing programs on PC, program printouts, process data sheets (lasers used, feed rate assist gas, etc.), and completing special procedures.
  7. Fill out maintenance requests as needed.
  8. Clean protective windows and lenses’ on select systems.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 1-3 years of technical experience.
  • 1-3 years of industrial experience.
  • Programming and computer knowledge. Understands basic troubleshooting and software settings (AcuBeam, Adept, AcuNav, etc.).
  • Strong multitasking skills and can efficiently run more than one system.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical school graduate in a related field or equivalent training.
  • Forklift certified.
  • MicroVu Level II certified.

Physical Demands

  • Standing for long periods of time (frequent stooping, bending, climbing, and crawling. 
  • Must have good eyesight and be able to distinguish colors. 
  • Lifting up-to 50 pounds.
  • Sitting and working on a computer for 6-8 hours at a time.

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

All shifts available

License & Certification

Driver's License (required)


  • High school diploma or GED


  • Attention to details
  • Comfort loading and running industrial laser equipment 
  • Fluency with computers

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

Hiring Wage

$18 - $20 / hr

Based on experience and skill. Shift differentials may apply.