Position Description

Assistant Lead Operator
Location PA - Lewistown
Employment Duration Full time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.


Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking experienced Assistant Lead Operators for First Quality Baby Products. This position will be located in Lewistown, PA.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Observes all safety rules and uses the proper safety equipment at all times.
  • ​​​ Follows necessary GMP, FDA, and ISO regulations/guidelines.
  • Performs SAP transactions which include Raw Material ordering and returns, Work Order processing and Bill of Materials verifications.
  • Troubleshoots and analyzes operational issues on production line equipment and takes corrective action to resolve these issues.
  • Performs changeovers on production line equipment.
  • Performs inspections of assigned equipment and reports findings promptly.
  • Maintains quality standards for the product.
  • Ensures the proper raw materials are in place and covered at the machine.
  • Keeps the machine and the surrounding area clean.
  • Performs the duties of a Line Leader when necessary.
  • Inputs Quality and Process data from testing and auditing into statistical software as required.
  • Assists maintenance personnel as required.
  • Follow instructions of the Line Leader.
  • Assists with the training of other employees.
  • Performs other duties as necessary when directed to do so.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion all required training and assessments.
  • Standard mechanical knowledge of all machinery, equipment and components.
  • Standard knowledge of product specifications, quality specifications, goals, efficiency, scrap and production.\
  • Good communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to run the equipment, hand tools and power tools.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate orally and written.
  • Ability to work in a team orientated environment.


Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!

First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.


First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.


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