Packaging Operator IV

Under the direction of packaging management & supervisors—the Packaging Operator IV is assigned to perform post press related packaging tasks that may include, but are not limited to: Lead operator; delivery dock oversight; product staging; equipment set-up; and advanced operation of: Inserters, joggers, conveyors, stackers, folders, strappers, bottom wrap machines, loaders, printers, address labelers, adhesive advertising applicators, scales, pallet jacks, fork trucks, and stitch & trim binding equipment. Additional duties include assisting with specified reporting and general work center maintenance.

The primary objective is to support efficient production operations as needed to achieve & maintain on-time production, product quality standards, low waste, and operational safety.

Under the direction of lead operators or supervisors—works as part of a packaging crew to coordinate overall post-press operations during a designated shift.

Efficiency/Productivity/Quality

  • Report to scheduled shifts on-time and ready to begin work
  • Work as a team to achieve & maintain on-time press performance
  • Work as a team to achieve & maintain product quality standards
  • Work as a team to meet waste goals

Assist with packaging center operations & oversight as assigned

Packaging Tasks

  • May provide hands-on lead operator oversight for the following shift functions:
  • Shift make ready: Verification of preprint insertion schedules & zoning; product staging; coordinating packaging center and/or specific workstation resources; communication with press, distribution and other departments as required
  • Equipment set-up & advanced operation may include: Inserters, joggers, conveyors, stackers, folders, strappers, bottom wrap machines, loaders, printers, address labelers, adhesive advertising applicators, scales, pallet jacks, fork trucks, and stitch & trim binding equipment
  • General packaging maintenance includes—but is not limited to: Equipment blowdown, sweeping floors, and pallet & packaging related materials disposal
  • Assist with packaging reports & web portal data entry
  • Packaging Operator training & develop support

Safety

  • Always work in a safe manner, and consistently utilize required safety equipment
  • Complete required annual OSHA safety training programs: Lockout/Tagout, HazComm, Personal Protective Equipment, Hearing Conservation, Blood borne Pathogen, Forklift
  • Ensure all machine safety-guards are installed, functioning properly, and in use
  • Constant housekeeping to maintain neat and organized work spaces
  • Promote top-of-mind safety awareness
  • Immediately report all operational concerns and/or potential safety hazards to the shift supervisor and/or packaging management

Immediately report all injuries to the shift supervisor and/or packaging management

Communications

  • Provide timely & accurate information to the shift supervisor as required
  • Immediately report equipment issues
  • Communicate scheduling needs to supervisors and/or packaging management
  • Productively respond to change and complete other tasks as assigned.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Good verbal & written communication skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Prior printing experience
  • Must be able to u se a PC/email/Excel

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