Production Associate

PlayCore Holdings, Inc. (HQ)

Fort Payne, AL

Job Details

Job Location:    PlayCore Southern Fulfillment Center - Fort Payne, AL
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    None
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Travel Percentage:    None
Job Shift:    Any
Job Category:    Manufacturing


PlayCore’s mission is to build healthy communities through Play and Recreation. We invest in employee training and development in a big way, so you can build your future along with ours, creating an impactful career unique to you.

The PlayCore Southern Fulfillment Center has been a part of the Fort Payne and DeKalb County community since 1979. Our roots are in playgrounds, but we design, manufacture, and build complete recreation environments all over the world using the widest range of products you can get from one manufacturer!


“Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we’re just getting started.” Come join our PlayCore Family today!


Why work for PlayCore?

  • Benefits start on day 1!
  • We offer top-notch pay.
  • Educational Opportunities!
  • Fun and diverse Team!
  • Employee Appreciation Lunches!
  • Birthday lunches!



The Production Associate possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of manufacturing and warehouse work. Production Associate performs general manual labor tasks including loading, unloading, lifting, and moving materials. Assists in a variety of functions with manual labor tasks as needed.  


  • Candidates must be at least 18 years old, with solid work experience.
  • Ability to read a tape measure (preferred)
  • Reporting:  Must accurately report daily production
  • Stamina:  Employee can expect long hours on their feet in a non-climate-controlled environment.  They must be willing and able to work ANY shift, which may include weekends and overtime.
  • Dexterity:  Employee would work with their hands, and need to be able to lift or hold heavy items       
  • Attention to Detail:   Paying attention to the job at hand is necessary
  • Quality:  This position will have a major emphasis on quality
  • Safety:  Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations 
  • Must be physically able to perform job functions with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Other duties may be assigned by Manager or Supervisor.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate air tools, sanders, grinders, drills, etc.
  • Hand product onto conveyor line in the most efficient manner possible.
  • Verify product color from information supplied by material handler, leadman or supervisor.
  • Package product per PlayCore specifications.
  • Use hand staplers, air staplers and other packaging equipment.
  • Responsible for completing 5s around work area.



  • Communication
  • Learning & Development
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Professionalism & Integrity
  • Teamwork & Relationship-Building


Physical Demands

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently walk and sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or listen.

The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually manufacturing environment where PPE is required that includes steel toed shoes, safety glasses and possibly hearing protection depending on job.