Inteplast Group

Production Operator

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Description/Job Summary

PRODUCTION OPERATOR:  Positions on all shifts
  1. Ability to make boxes if required, finish in a timely manner and keep the production line properly supplied.
  2. Ability to keep color meters filled with proper material and empties color meter properly when changing colors.
  3. Uses quality stamp properly and consistently
  4. Stacks finished goods properly on pallets, places proper protective wrapping for storage and completes pallet tag before sending to the finished good staging area.
  5. Properly ties off the finished pallet of roll stock
  6. Recording finished goods produced on each pallet using pallet count sheets
  7. Ability to read production schedule. Provides information on what will be produced next on the extruder line.
  8. Running special orders (Grainger/Envision)
  • Knows and understands tolerances for Grainger/Envision
  • Uses proper paperwork for recording Grainger/Envision
  1. Knowledge of Alpine winder controls
  2. Able to efficiently change rolls and prepare the winder for the next roll
  3. Uses correct core size for roll stock being produced
  4. Thread rope or plastic through a tower
  5. Knowledge of operation of safety ropes, light curtains and doors on nips, bag machines, and separators
  6. Put air in webs, when to put air in webs
  7. Know how, when and why to cut air out of webs
  8. Set gussets and line up folders
  9. Assist in putting up a production extruder line
  10. Basics of threading bag machines and separators
  11. Basics of ON/OFF switches on bag machine and separator
  12. Weigh and record all scrap properly for assigned lines
  13. Maintains assigned work area and keeps it clean and orderly.
  14. Follows company safety guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Examples to include:
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Uses the correct tools for the job i.e. safety knife/protective gloves
  • Shutting down machinery when necessary
  • Wears all required personal protective equipment; safety shoes, glasses, and hearing protection.
  • Maintains good attendance to work
  • Attends monthly plant huddle meetings
  • Assists co-workers when needed
 Essential Job Functions and Abilities:
  • Ability to quickly move your hand, your hands together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, lift, manipulate or assemble objects. (many duties require hand over hand movement) (frequently)
  • Ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands.
  • Must be able to see in low light conditions, hear, and speak clearly. 
  • Ability to stand and change positions frequently over an eight-hour period.
  • Ability to exert muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. (Lifting requirements up to and including 50 lbs)  (frequently)  Must be able to balance rolls of plastic up to 300 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and or legs. Must be able to reach and lift up to 50 lbs above shoulders (frequently) reaching above head (occasionally), stooping (occasionally), twisting (occasionally), and bending at waist (occasionally).
  • Ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles repeatedly or continuously to lift objects.  (frequently)
  • Ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.  
  • Ability to work in an environment that is extremely hot, humid in the summer months, and cold in the winter months. 

Preferred Skills

Knowledge:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their uses.
  • Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote safe operations.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacturing of goods.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic. ( multiplication, division, addition, subtraction and measurements)
  • English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Preferred Education

Experience and Education:

  • Education - Prefer High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
  • Experience – Prefer previous work experience with machines in a manufacturing setting.
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We are an EEO/AA Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at applicantaccommodation@inteplast.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information, about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement