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Production Attendant (Swing) at Armstrong Flooring in South Gate, CA

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Production Attendant (Swing)  
Internal ID: [[id]]
Job: Production
Primary Location: South Gate, California
Other Locations: 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Pay Grade: 1.5A 


Job Output

Perform various assignments as directed.  The purpose of the Production Attendant is to rotate to various jobs within the Tile Line as needed to provide backup assistance or coverage of other operators during needed or voluntary absences, such as meetings, training, vacation and other similar times when an operator must be moved to work in another area of the plant.  The Production Attendant when not needed to fulfill a specific job will be assigned to perform various tasks.  Examples of these task include, but are not limited to the following:  cleaning floors and other areas using a broom and shovel along with simple hand tools, transporting trash weighing approximately 150 lbs., opening scrap cartons and placing tile onto conveyor (approximately 35 lbs. or 65 lbs. each), relabeling cartons, observing blanket, painting equipment, cleaning mixers, or driving a fork truck to move materials.  The Production Attendant will work on shifts as required; be able to work with others in a team environment.  Train on and learn all non-leadership production jobs as required or requested.  Use basic math and computer skills as necessary.  Communicate clearly and effectively (includes reading and writing) in English.  Operate in a safe manner wearing the required safety equipment.  Obtain necessary training and work as to comply with the code of Safe Work Practices as outlined in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program.  Continuously work towards improving all of the processes associated with the job.  Maintain a clean work area.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Fill-in for other tile line operators as needed (approximately 75% of daily work)
  • Monitor equipment which includes monitoring gauges, operation of controls, visual inspections, make adjustments, call in assistance, clear jams, maintain cleanliness of equipment.
  • Inspect tile product visually for defect, measure and document to quality specifications to ensure compliance, record results, place bad tile or scrap onto scrap conveyor or into bin, documentation/recordkeeping (computer and handwritten)
  • Transfer materials manually or using mobile equipment.  Raw materials measurement and placement: maintain levels of raw materials, place materials into appropriate bins, set scales.
  • General Cleaning: Sweep, general pick-up around work area, clean up jammed tile; remove paper from bad tile to prepare for recycling, blow down equipment, trash removal, painting equipment
  • Tile Rework/Scrap: Relabel cartons, open boxes of tile and place tile on scrap conveyor, remove paper from back side of scrap tile, stick to another tile, place on scrap conveyor, manually transfer boxes between pallets (weight of box of tile is approximately 35lbs to 65lbs)
  • Forklift Operation (2% to 12%)
  • Participate in safety training and receive instruction through hands-on demonstration and/or classroom lecture, as required (approximately 4% of weekly work)
  • Maintain a clean work area (approximately 6% of daily work)

Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Tile Rework/Scrap


Supervisory Responsibilities

Unsafe acts or conditions or problems are reported to the Leader and Supervisor.  Quality issues, damage or shortages are reported to the proper production operators. Production Attendant is supervised by Tile Line Production Supervisor.


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Required Qualifications:

  • H. S. Diploma / G.E.D.
  • Basic math and computer skills, reading, writing, arithmetic, and measuring devises for the ordinary operation problems encountered
  • General understanding and ability to operate forklift, sweeper or mobile equipment
  • Regulary lift and/or transfer objects or boxes weighting up to 65 pounds each
  • Able to use broom, shovel, simple hand tools, measure devices
  • Able to identify various materials and finished projects
  • Able to operate gauges, refill supplies, and monitor video images
  • Able to read, comprehend and comply with Job Safety Analysis and related safety requirement


Desired Qualifications:

Three to five years previous employment in same or similar manufacturing, production and distribution environment

Understanding of Lean/Continuous Improvement and previous experience working with Lean or CI concepts and protocols



About the Location (South Gate, CA)


The South Gate, CA plant is a key strategic player in the manufacturing of resilient tile flooring and is one of six US vinyl flooring plants in the division. It employs approximately 120 people working across 3 shifts. The City of South Gate is located just 12 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.  South Gate is the sixteenth largest city in Los Angeles County and encompasses 7.5 square miles.  Incorporated in 1923, South Gate is a blend of residential, commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural worlds.  Today, South Gate is in constant motion. The city is continually enhancing its downtown, renewing buildings and public infrastructure, attracting new merchants and customers and promoting a revival of the city's history.


Why Armstrong Flooring?


With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Competitive 401(k) with company match
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets. 


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


Armstrong Flooring will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed Armstrong Flooring contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Armstrong Flooring's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other Armstrong Flooring employee is authorized to bind Armstrong Flooring to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to Armstrong Flooring, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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