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Olmsted Center for Sight Production Worker (PWRK) 12-7-18 in Buffalo, New York

Employment Opportunity

Production Worker I

Job Description:

Olmsted Center for Sight (OCS) is seeking part-time and half-time Production Worker I for the Industries department. This position is primarily responsible for performing tasks involved in the direct labor of production, storage, and distribution of materials/products. Under the direction of the Director of Manufacturing, the Production Worker I will serve as a laborer to the work performed in the department.

Essential Functions:

  • Cuts, folds, clips, hooks or otherwise assembles materials to produce sub-assemblies or finished products from raw materials

  • Utilize hand operated tools/equipment/machines to complete production/assembly of finished products (e.g. basic hand tools.)

  • Operation of machinery (e.g. sewing machine, fabric cutter, or filling equipment)

  • Perform basic testing and quality checks on assembled products prior to packaging

  • Label and pack finished goods into correct packages and boxes

  • Place finished goods on designated pallets or area and prepare for shipping

  • Follow appropriate notification procedures

  • Assist with storage and inventory of goods and raw materials in the warehouse


  • Must be able and comfortable in utilizing tools/equipment (e.g. basic hand tools)

  • Must be comfortable working with a diverse population

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a team

  • Strong organizational skills, flexible, detail oriented and ability to retain information

  • Ability to work independently and as member of a team

  • Demonstrate active listening

  • Work in an environment where priorities frequently change

  • Succeed in completion of duties when unsupervised

  • Demonstrate basic counting

  • Demonstrate good and ethical judgment in performing position duties


  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred

  • Experience working in manufacturing/line production/machine operation preferred

  • Ability to provide documentation of legal blindness preferred

Olmsted Center for Sight is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability needing special accommodations to the application process please call Human Resources.