Production Helper

Summary: Rust-Oleum Corporation has an immediate opening for day and night-shift Filler/Helpers at its production facility in Hagerstown, MD . The Filler/Helper is responsible for operating, setting up, changing over, assisting, or tending to machines in order to package paint in a safe, consistent, and efficient manner.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
  • Adjust machine components and machine tension and pressure according to size or processing angle of product.
  • Tend to or operate machines that package product.
  • Remove finished packaged items from machine and separate rejected items.
  • Regulate machine flow, speed, or temperature.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Secure finished packaged items by hand tying, sewing, gluing, stapling, or attaching fastener.
  • Stock and sort product for packaging or filling machine operation, and replenish packaging supplies, such as wrapping paper, plastic sheet, boxes, cartons, glue, ink, or labels.
  • Inspect and remove defective products and packaging material.
  • Clean and remove damaged or otherwise inferior materials to prepare raw products for processing.

Required Skills

  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • 1 or more years experience of industry-related work preferred but not required
  • Ability to accurately read and enter computer data
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to consistently lift 75 pounds

Additional Consideration Given to Those With:

  • Exposure to quality programs
  • Paint/Coatings/chemical industry knowledge or experience
  • Experience with a continuous process discipline such as Six Sigma/Lean/TQM manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience with safety programs

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