Production Operator (Newsprint)

Overview

Newsprint Operator position is responsible for receiving, storing, recycling, reconditioning, and supplying paper to meet the operational demands of the pressroom.

Responsibilities

• To ensure compliance and support of all safety regulations, initiatives and programs promoting a safe and healthy work environment

• Timely inspection, removal and accountability of Newsprint paper stock from trucks or rail cars utilizing clamp jeeps.

• Utilizing overhead cranes in stacking Newsprint in roll storage by its specific mill and size and to remove appropriate size as needed by presses.

• Operation of the baler, ensuring proper separation, identification, and recycling of Newsprint waste for maximum revenue return.

• Operation of the core un-winder removing residual paper from cores and small rolls ensuring the white waste is baled and cores are bundled according to SOP.

• Cut/remove roll ends/heads, scan bar code and inspecting for quality issues, damage.

• Accurately inventory and document Newspaper returns from Route truck drivers.

• Program rolls into computer for distribution to designated lanes based on size and manufacture of rolls.

• Monitors rolls around each loop and updates the system accordingly.

• Interfaces with Pressmen and is aware of the production schedule so as to coordinate the correct loop inventory with daily demand.

• Provide roll butts/ paper and dollies to presses for set-ups and press runs.

• Locates and resolves electrical, mechanical, and computer operations to ensure efficient and uninterrupted flow of Newsprint to presses.

• Act on and ensure the processing of press waste, wrapper, white and core crates in a timely manner and according to SOP.

• Reconditioning and recycling of damaged rolls and butts to the baler/damage area so as to enhance their reutilization - decrease Newsprint loss.

• Ensure compliance and support of all safety regulations, initiatives and programs promoting a safe and healthy work environment

Qualifications

• High school diploma or its equivalent.

• Requires three to five years warehouse experience with PIV equipment.

• Must be fully trained and certified to operate material handling equipment including paper crane and clamp PIVs. (Powered Industrial Vehicle)

• Must have the ability to work at heights above 40 feet for paper crane operations.

• Must have the agilely to operate clamp jeeps in tight spaces to remove paper rolls from rail cars and place on conveyors.

• Must be able to multi-task and have clear communication skills.

• Requires analytical skills necessary to monitor automatic equipment.

• Must be able to visually identify mechanical failure and repair the failure or immediately request necessary service.

• Requires physical dexterity to lift up to 50 pounds and move material. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

• Must be safety conscious.

• Must have the ability to work at heights above 40 feet for paper crane operations.

• Must have/be:

o Self-motivated

o Desire to work hard

o Interpersonal skills and possess the ability to communicate with all personnel

o Team Player

o Detail Oriented

o Reliable

• Must be able to change work assignments on short notice and be flexible in scheduling including working all shifts, weekends, and holidays.


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