Manufacturing Operator

Job Title
Manufacturing Operator
Job ID
Edina,  MN 55436
Other Location

If you enjoy variety, teamwork, love to learn, and want to work for a small business with a big heart, PGC may be a great fit for you for you! 

Contract teammates* enjoy:

  • 9 paid holidays--including PGC's own "Spring into Joy Day",
  • Being included in company meals and events/celebrations
  • Being recognized for their contributions (swag, gift cards, etc.)
  • A great work environment
    • Lockers, with a lock provided, for personal items
    • Large break/lunchroom and outdoor picnic tables
    • Multiple kitchen appliances for convenience (fridges, microwaves, toasters/ovens)
    • Brand new vending machines (beverages and snacks/meals)
    • Free coffee and filtered water
    • Free condiments like ketchup and mustard
    • Use of plates and flatware
    • Access to/use of our meditation room for mental and emotional well-being, or just a quiet place to rest!

Upon conversion from a contract teammate to a PGC employee, you're eligible for PGC's medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as company-paid short- and long-term disability and basic life and AD&D coverage, on your hire date! You'll also immediately be able to use our well-being center equipment (treadmills, ellipticals, yoga blocks/mats/bands, weight machine and free-weights). PGC also provides traditional and Roth 401(k) plans with an employer match! We also offer voluntary benefits such as accident and term life insurance. 

*Those who begin contributing to the PGC team while employed through a staffing agency. Applicants for this role will be vetted by our staffing partner for consideration of a contract teammate role.

Working at PGC as means:

  • Working with teammates and leaders who value and care about you.
  • Being a continuous learner.
  • Being humble, hungry, and people-smart.
  • Appreciating and recognizing that differences makes us better as a team.
  • Your voice matters! Providing feedback and asking questions is a vital part of our success.
  • Believing and engaging in the 3Cs: communication, coordination, and collaboration.
  • Being part of a team that knows what it means when we say "We Do Our Part"
The Manufacturing Operator Role
Supports the growth and development of PGC through performing both machining and finishing procedures in the custom manufacturing process to produce quality parts on time, through cross-training, demonstrating quality at the source, practicing continuous improvement, working safely, and providing the information requested for root-cause analysis while supporting a no-blame culture of trust and continuous learning.
Jig for backslitting, assembly jigs, box cutters, tape machines, calculators, tape measures, lifting devices, roll stands, carts; basic hand tools such as: keyboards, carts, 2 wheelers, hand jacks, vacuum cleaners, sealer, vulcanizer, press, calipers, blueprint.

Education & Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or one to three months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills: Proficiency with PCs in a manufacturing environment, including computerized presses, digital knives, and similar.

Language Ability: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees.

Mathematical Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all unites of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing this job, the employee is frequently exposed to different types of materials (rubber, graphite, etc.), mechanical moving parts, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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; the employee should also review the Physical Requirements Addendum. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee frequently is required to sit or stand and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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