Position Description

Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program
Location PA - King of Prussia
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 an Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) for our First Quality Apprenticeship Program. This position will be located in King of Prussia, PA.


The primary role of the IMT is to understand and demonstrate all job responsibilities of operating State-of-the-Art production-related equipment, working with manufacturing tools, and performing work processes related to a wide variety of manufacturing settings. The IMT needs to possess the abilities to:  verify and order raw materials, load materials onto converting machine, and manage recyclable materials. Also, the ability to operate a   machine in a safe, competent, efficient, and productive manner.  Work with the production crew in the operation of the machine to meet established plant goals and objectives to include but not limited to: Safety/Housekeeping, Quality, Efficiency/Up Time, Waste/Scrap, and Inventory.


Primary responsibilities include:


  • Takes personal responsibility for ensuring a safe work place is established and maintained by following all EHS policies and procedures.

  • Wears all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including hearing protection, protective eyewear, and safety shoes.

  • Follows all General Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).

  • Establishes and maintains good housekeeping standards in all work areas.

  • Performs routine inspections ensuring quality standards are met.

  • Maintains and updates electronic production records and other related records.

  • Assists team members as needed.

  • Attends all required training.

  • Maintains daily materials management on their assigned machine.

  • Relieves crew members as needed.

  • Controls the operation of the machine including adjustments and minor repairs necessary to produce a quality product, which meets company process and product specifications.

  • Manually load and set-up splices for the materials.

  • Communicates with the appropriate team members on any machine problems, material changes or quality conditions.


Additional skills required:


  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts.

  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision, with self-directed work skills.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as necessary and must be able to work any shift, and stay on job until properly relieved.


Apprentice Requirements:

  • Hands on training with Network Trainer (AO Trainer and Line Lead) on the production lines

  • Completion of College Courses at Delaware Community College

  • Training Requirements

    • Computer Training (LMS)

    • Classroom Training (DDI)

    • Hands On Training in Training Lab

    • Daily communication with Training Department and Network Trainer


The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:


  • High school graduate or equivalent required.

  • Technical training or one to two years’ experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Must be able to pass all job-related skill assessments

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, computer skills, reasoning and basic mathematical skills.

  • Must be able to speak, read and write the English language.


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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