PTCL- Level 1 Operator

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Description/Job Summary

  • Ability to do proper quality bag checks and know how to alert someone to assist in making adjustments if necessary. Bag checks must be performed every hour (weight and size tolerance)
  • Sign off on each bag check performed
  • Ability to read production sheets and make adjustments as necessary on assigned lines.
Production sheets indicate the following information:
  • box size
  • color of bags
  • length/width of bags
  • seal type
  • count
  • labels - how to read labels and their correct placements on finished cases.
  • weight of case, purpose for weighing cases
    • indicates proper gauge - correct bag count – correct case weight
  • blend of material
  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
  • Knowledge of Alpine winder controls
  • Able to efficiently change rolls and prepare the winder for the next roll
  • Uses correct core size for roll stock being produced
  • Thread rope or plastic through a tower
  • Knowledge of operation of safety ropes, light curtains and doors on nips, bag machines, and separators
  1. Put air in webs, when to put air in webs
  2. Know how, when and why to cut air out of webs
  3. Set gussets and line up folders
  4. Assist in putting up a production extruder line
  • form a bubble and tie on a rope at the die
  • pull a rope through the tower
  • pull plastic to thread bag machine/separator
  • make bag size changes
  1. Basics of threading bag machines and separators
  2. Basics of ON/OFF switches on bag machine and separator
  3. Weigh and record all scrap properly for assigned lines
  4. Maintains assigned work area and keeps it clean and orderly.



Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their uses.

Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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.

Experience and Education:

  • Education - High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
  • Experience – Prefer previous work experience with machines in a manufacturing setting.

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 environment that is extremely hot, humid in the summer months, and cold in the winter months.

Job descriptions are not meant to be all-inclusive and/or the job itself is subject to change. Some examples are: (1) Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. (2) This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. (3) Critical features of this job are described under the headings above. They may 

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