Production Associate: 2nd, 3rd, 5th Shifts

Advanced Manufacturing Ankeny, Iowa


Accumold is seeking talented, hardworking individuals who share our commitment to producing quality products for our customers!

Accumold is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of precision micromolded components. We began operations in 1985 and are the only company in the industry that has been continuously dedicated to micromolding for over three decades.  We serve multiple industries requiring micro-sized parts, including medical, micro electronics, micro optics, automotive electronics, military/aerospace, and emerging technologies applications. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and fully climate-controlled, and we offer a relaxed, yet professional work environment.

We have exciting opportunities for Production Operators to join Accumold’s talented, dedicated and GROWING team!  This positions will perform all of the tasks in the operation of the production machines and presses at Accumold.  They will use the quality systems and instructions that have been established to complete the assigned product.

Shifts available:

  • 2nd shift 2PM-10:30PM Mon-Fri (10% shift differential)
  • 3rd shift 10PM-6:30AM Sun-Thu (15% shift differential)
  • 5th shift 6PM-6:30AM Fri, Sat, & Sun (20% shift differential)


  1. Maintains the presses to ensure quality parts.
  2. Monitors hoppers on the machine and keeps them adequately filled.
  3. Observes material levels in dryers.
  4. Following work instructions, checks the parts bins at regular intervals.  Inspects product continuously to maintain highest quality parts.
  5. Measures parts and follows SPC procedures as required by work instructions and/or customer requirements.
  6. Promote efficient production practices by performing ongoing tasks such as cutting corner supports, making boxes, maintaining the integrity of raw material, etc.
  7. Communicate production problems with lead people or management as needed.
  8. Other duties as required.


  1.  Education/Experience High school education coursework or GED required.  Experience or training in manufacturing using quality systems.  Ability to use measuring and inspection equipment to monitor quality.
  2. Computer Skills Ability to perform basic keyboarding.
  3. Language Skills. Ability to read, comprehend, and utilize instructions and short correspondence with coworkers and supervisors.  Ability to effectively present information to other employees, in one-on-one and small group situations
  4. Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to read and understand specification drawings for inspection purposes.
  5. Reasoning Ability.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of concrete variables.  Ability to follow simple verbal instructions.
  6. Other Skills and Abilities. Willingness to attend classes or training to enhance and update knowledge and skills.
  7. Supervisory Responsibilities.  None.
  8. Physical Demands.  While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently required to sit/stand and use hand to manipulate very small parts or tweezers.  Sense of touch may be used to detect texture, burs and edges.  Frequent movement throughout the facility is required.  Normal or corrected to normal vision is required with good color vision, close vision, and ability to use microscope and adjust focus.   May be required to move or transport up to 55 lbs.
  9. Work Environment.   The duties of this job are executed in a climate-controlled environment with few temperature or humidity extremes.  Noise levels will vary from very low to moderate depending on the location that the work is performed within the facility.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Use of safety glasses is required.