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Production Lead: Metal Fab/Weld

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

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As a Production Lead with Safco, you will help teach and support use of safe practices, utilize high-quality standards and solid techniques to ensure proper assembly and fabrication of our parts for the delivery to the customer. Primary functions will be to treat safety as our first priority, but also enact improvements to help the team meet delivery timelines, quality standards, and drive engagement.  This position will collaborate cross functionally with various departments. You will guide the team through the day-to-day priorities and provide input to the Supervisor.


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



  • Lead by example related to safety being our number one priority
  • Drive engagement within your designated department as well as the focus factory support functions
  • Use action plans to drive improvements as recommended by your Supervisor/Manager
  • Engage with the SQDC process for your department
  • Lead improvement initiative for the department
  • Delegate work and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Assist in the day-to-day operator responsibilities
  • Assist in training in all segments of the department
  • Interact with other production departments
  • Point person to take on special projects and employee training
  • Active job knowledge of all functions in job area
  • Other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must have knowledge of all or most areas of the department they are responsible for
  • Must have experience with the computer programs in the department they are responsible for
  • Ability to understand basic mechanical and manufacturing techniques
  • Must be able to lift 50 pound repeatedly
  • Ability to stand, bend, twist and lift for 8+ hours per day
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiple and divide
  • Basic computer knowledge and ability to operate a computer and access programs, make transactions, and solve simple computer functions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail


  • Prior work experience with JDE/Oracle in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Prior leadership experience is preferred 



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.