USA TODAY NETWORK

Machine Operator

1 week agoGainesville, FL

Gainesville, FL, USA Req #18725

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Lead Packager/Machine Operator
Gannett Publishing Services

The Gainesville Sun, part of USA Today network, a division of Gannett, Inc. is looking for a motivated individual to join the Packaging Department at our Gainesville production facility. The machine operator works under the direction of the Packaging Manager to perform duties as a team member during the packaging and press delivery process.

The position is tasked with maintaining all department standards for reliability, productivity, quality and customer service. Duties include the set-up and operation of insert machines, insert hoppers, strapping machines, bottom-wrap machines and stackers.

Also includes stacking bundles of product, loading hoppers on a newspaper inserting machine in a production environment and performing a variety of other packaging duties as assigned. Individual must be able interact effectively in a diverse work force, effectively multitask and work independently with minimum supervision and guide other team members in the absence of the Packaging Supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

The position requires basic knowledge of personal computer applications, including Windows, MS Excel, Word, Outlook and Web browsers.

• Experience operating material handling equipment, including powered pallet jacks and forklifts, is a plus.

• Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to bend and pick up and lift bundles in weights of up to 25 pounds.

• Must be able to work varied shifts that includes nights and weekends.

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