Machine Operator 1 - Days

POSITION: Machine Operator I
GRADE: Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Ensure the downstream equipment is in good and safe condition and maintained clean at all times.
• Effectively run the machines and ensure it has enough raw materials.
• Show consideration of the recycling procedures
• Report any mechanical issues to the Maintenance Technician. Tracking down any defects and reporting them to the QA Technician.
• Become a member of the downstream conversion team.
• Complete all required downstream paperwork (rework, bulk downtime, non-conforming sheets, etc.) and hand in at end of shift.
• Before your shift begins, coordinate issues as to who is running which bulk? Who will go to the rework area? Who will take first break, etc.?
• Maintain a high degree of housekeeping at all times. Start all large cleaning jobs early in your shift to ensure their completion.
• Ensure that all conveyor lines are free of blockages by being fully away of your surroundings.
• Perform basic preventative maintenance on strappers and bulks.
• Be alert of the rework area status at all times.
• Know the whereabouts of other team members at all times.
• Be aware of all Company Policies, Safety Rules and Regulations and comply with them.
• Know and understand all Machine Safety Procedures including Lock Out/Tag Out and General Safety procedures including Fire/Evacuation Accident Reporting, and all aspects of the Safety Contract, Basic Machine Operation, House Keeping Practices and GEMP Standards.

Education/Experience Required
• High School Diploma

Physical Requirements
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 must be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, or walk and is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel, and climb stairs. The employee is regularly required to communicate with other employees and be aware of sounds in the plant. Employee is required to be awake and alert during all work hours. The employee must also occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.

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Full time
Salary Range
$27,000.00 - 35,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Ames, IA 50011, US
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