Production Associate 1st shift

Prescott Newspapers, Inc.

Earth City, MO

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Job Description:

Starting wage is based on experience and shift. In addition to a base wage, every associate is eligible for quarterly profit sharing!! Various shifts are available and off shifts include additional shift differential pay.

Join the team that is part of an American Tradition! Ruger Firearms is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. We are looking for dedicated individuals with all levels of production experience who would like to join our team of associates building American made firearms. Our associates will have the opportunity to receive benefits that include a 401k contribution, quarterly profit sharing*, medical, dental, vision, FSA, life insurance, short term and long term disability coverage. The right candidate must possess a positive attitude and a strong ability to work with others to further the Company’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork.

Position Summary:

This entry level production position is responsible for front line production needs making components for Ruger firearms. Basic to complex machine operation is required. This may include the operation of CNC turning and milling machines and assembly work.Visual alertness, hand dexterity and attention to detail are necessary. The ideal candidate must be flexible and adaptable to change in assignments.

We provide paid, on the job training for motivated candidates!

This position offers an excellent opportunity for growth at Ruger!



Detail & Quality Oriented

Results Driven

Strong Interpersonal Skills

Good Listening Skills

Ability to take direction

Reliability/Good Attendance

Preferred Skills:

Previous machine operator or high volume, medium mix manufacturing environment experience, preferred but not required.

High School Diploma, preferred, but not required.

Physical Demands:

Associates are required to stand and walk; frequent movement/motion with regard to walking, bending, lifting, grasping and applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palms.


You must be a minimum of 18 years old, and able to pass both a background and drug screen.

*Quarterly profit sharing for associates is based on the Company’s profits earned for the quarter. Visit our website at relations to view earnings statements.