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Pearson Operations Lead Production Clerk- 2nd Shift in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • High school diploma or the equivalent preferred.

  • Six months production experience preferred.

  • An understanding of department processes and operations preferred.

  • Able to work effectively under tight deadlines.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • PC experience, primarily MS Word, Excel, Access, E-mail, TSO, CICS and Oracle preferred.

  • Exemplify excellent teamwork, communication (written and verbal), organizational and leadership skills.

  • Able to meet and maintain high quality standards.

  • Show initiative and ability to work independently.

  • Creative problem-solving abilities and mechanical aptitude desired.

Organizational Relationships

Reports to: Manager, Production Operations

Direction Received from: Manager(s) Production Operations, Operations Representative and Senior Production Coordinator(s)

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working knowledge of all projects and processes within the department.

  • May perform any or all of the following department-specific tasks in relation to materials/items: fold, assemble, prepare, collate, palletize, box, wrap, and check for accuracy.

  • Provide backup support to the Senior Coordinator including, but not limited to: problem resolution, supervising, training and assigning work to seasonal and full time employees.

  • Assist in prioritizing, organizing and scheduling work to meet deadlines.

  • Provide feedback to employees about the quality and quantity of work.

  • Keep appropriate personnel informed of the quality of work within the department and

alert the Senior to specific errors that occur regularly and are consistently similar.

  • Instruct and assist other employees with interpreting specifications on assigned projects.

  • Communicate and identify areas for improvement and assist in developing alternatives/recommending solutions to leadership.

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Operate department equipment as related to assigned project responsibilities.

  • Possess the ability and commitment to work overtime and varying shift hours, as required.

  • Participate in and/or lead departmental stretching program.

  • Maintain the appropriate required department records.

  • Perform other clerical work or other duties as assigned.

  • May perform work of higher classified positions.

  • During periods when normal assigned work volume is low, will be required to perform other job functions in other departments within the Operations organization.

Physical Demands and Essential Functions

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs., push carts weighing up to 600 lbs. and move pallets weighing up to 2000 pounds with a pallet jack.

  • Able to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.

  • Able to bend, twist and stoop.

  • Tasks require repetitive motion.

Cross-Training and Additional Job Functions

Employees performing other job functions will receive cross-training to ensure they meet position requirements. Additional position requirements may include but are not limited to: lifting up to 65 lbs., pushing carts weighing up to 600 lbs., standing or sitting for extended periods of time, performing basic computer functions.

As a drug-free workplace, all employees are subject to our drug testing program.

What to expect from Pearson

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At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 13767