Machine Operator

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Must be able to work every other Sunday. Operate all extruders within defined specifications and without assistance including:

  • Startups:  verifying ALL equipment (loaders, blowers, augers, alarms, etc.) are powered on and functioning properly
  • StringUp:  perform all steps safely and completely
  • Job/Color changes:  performed with minimal of scrap material
  • Adjustments:  performed as needed to ensure quality specifications are met
  • Blends:  utilize correct formulas and rates for each product type produced
  • Samples:  match and distinguish colors from sample; Cut, gauge, weight “samples” and complete necessary paperwork
  • Quality of product:  produce good tight rolls to product specifications (width, color, weight, etc.)
  • Heating/cooling issues:  monitor and recognize issues and report them to Supervisor immediately
  • Feed and Mixing Systems:  monitor for proper operation throughout production run
  • Shutdowns:  perform correct procedures
  • Monitor and “fire” the screen properly and at appropriate time
  • Monitor Repel Line and keep operational throughout shift
  • Silo Readings: understand, verify and document all silo readings to include:
  • Record correct measurement, weight, date and shift on each roll produced and then move to extrusion roll staging area properly and safely.
  • Complete required paperwork accurately, neatly and per Plant Sanitation specifications
  • Maintain raw material hoppers/containers to ensure continuous production run during the shift from Extrusion Mezzanine and refill as needed.
  • Operate grinder and ensure grinding of all scrap material and product is completed by end of shift including:
  • Operate all PIT equipment per OSHA specifications, including daily inspections, changing of batteries/propane tanks, etc.)
  • Able to “tip over” a 500 lb. roll of foam unassisted.
  • Work overtime as business demands, including monthly training classes as mandated by OSHA and Plant Sanitations Certifications.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including all safety regulations.
  • Perform any and all job assignments/functions as necessary to daily business demands as instructed by Management.

The Company has the right to alter or add job functions to meet business demands as necessary

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One to three months related experience and/or training (mechanical aptitude a major plus) preferred
  • Ability to understand, read, write and speak English
  • Ability to operate a calculator and add up to 100 manually.
  • Ability to use and read a tape measure.
  • Ability to read and understand instrumentation gauges.
  • Ability to understand and determine “differentiation pressures” from a pressure controller.
  • Able to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions.
  • Ability to recognize and identify problems with machines and/or material via collection of data and interpretation of that data.
  • Ability to apply common sense “understanding” to carry out written or oral instructions. 
  • Ability to apply troubleshooting techniques to issues as they arise and seek help when necessary.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to differentiate between “good” and “bad” quality.

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Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Pet Insurance
  • Auto Insurance
  • Whole Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Cancer Indemnity Insurance
  • Accident Indemnity
  • Employee Assistance Program

We are an EEO employer.