Entry Level Production Associate | Paid Training

Tacoma, WA

Posted January 26, 2022

Full-time, Temporary to Hire, 7:00am - 3:30pm Monday-Friday

If you are looking to work with a great company that offers weekends off, great benefits, paid training, and a laid-back work environment then this position may be perfect for you!

A Tacoma-based manufacturer of specialized, chemically etched electronic parts for the medical and science industries has a full-time, temp-to-hire opening on their team for a Production Associate.

No previous etching experience required! They will train on all aspects of their production process and provide support for you while you learn new skills.

This is a great opportunity for you to work for a small company that fosters a friendly and drama-free culture! 

Entry Level Production Associate Job Duties:

  • Preparing small sheets of copper and stainless steel (averaging less than 10lbs each) to be run through etching machine
  • Processing the copper sheets through a steam wash machine to pre-treat items for imaging
  • Dipping sheets into a liquid solution after etching to clean off the metal and remove etched pieces
  • Use a forklift to move raw inventory (will train and certify)
  • Perform quality control

You will be successful in this role if you like working for a small company with close-knit feel, are eager to learn new skills, and enjoy being active on the job.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm w/occasional overtime until 5pm

Entry Level Production Associate Requirements:

  • Able to lift up to 50lbs on occasion, most commonly 10-15lbs
  • Comfortable standing for an 8 hour shift
  • Okay working in an area with strong chlorine-like smell

Pay: $16 an hour


  • Full benefits package, PTO, and paid holidays upon permanent hire
  • Will receive forklift training and certification
  • Willing to train - no experience necessary
  • True temp to hire position offers permanent employment
  • Bus accessible location

Location: Tacoma, WA - this location is bus accessible

If you are interested in this Entry Level Production Associate position, apply now or call 253.373.7700 to speak to someone right away!


TERRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

About Your Recruiter

Sarah Henry

I am a Recruiter for the Tacoma team. Nothing pleases me more than seeing a candidate happy at their new job! I’ve worked with candidates in all stages of their career, with clients in many different industries, and I enjoy the challenge of finding them the right fit. In my free time, I love to curl up with a warm cup of coffee and lose myself in a good book.

Named Best of Staffing® ten years running, TERRA specializes in finding the Right Fit™.

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