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Production Associate

Location: Milford, IA, United States
Business Unit: Safco Products
Remote Type: No Remote

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As Production Associate, you will join a team of dedicated employees who utilize high-quality standards and solid techniques to ensure a product is delivered to our customers on a timely basis. Responsibilities include keeping the production area clean, preparing machinery and equipment for use, working the production line as instructed, and following all health and safety guidelines.

To be successful, you should be able to work with consistent speed and accuracy, while maintaining production standards and working towards improved productivity without compromising quality. Flexibility and adaptability is key in this position as we flex our talent to volume demand.

This full-time position reports directly to the area Production Supervisor and is located at Safco’s manufacturing plant in Milford, IA.



  • Maintaining a clean workstation and production floor.
  • Assembling products and parts.
  • Keep a record of work orders.
  • Loading raw parts and unloading finished product from Paint Line.
  • Following production guidelines and specifications.
  • Evaluate the quality of end products.
  • Finalizing and packaging products for shipment.
  • Operating and maintaining machinery and production line equipment.
  • Working on the production line and meeting production targets.
  • Reporting any issues to the Supervisor or Group Lead.
  • Following health and safety standards.
  • Work in a safe manner with an eye toward quality.
  • May also be required to support other departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand, bend, twist and lift for 8+ hours per day


  • Experience in a wood / metal manufacturing plant a plus
  • Prior work experience with JDE/Oracle in a manufacturing environment a plus



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to work in crowded spaces for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to bend and stoop for 7+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to stand for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to walk for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to reach and grasp up to 6+ hours per shift


about our company:

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.