Finishing Operator

Finishing Operator
March 8, 2023
Base Pay


Job Description

Responsible for setting up, operating, maintaining, and performing minor repairs on either an International Royal, International Speed King, Bobst Alpina, International 6FX or a Jagenberg used to glue a wide variety of high-quality folding cartons.

  • Using the job jacket order form or other written and oral instructions, set up, operate, continuously monitor, and adjust as necessary all machines, including scanners and electrical glue units.
  • Be able to set up different style cartons: straight-line, lock-bottom, -multifolds, 6-corner, 4-corner, Z-fold, double sidewall, at agreed upon standard set-up times and run speeds to produce high quality products
  • Perform routine/preventive maintenance on all equipment except where Maintenance Department work is required.
  • Monitor the quality of folding cartons during operation and make adjustments as necessary to achieve and maintain job output and quality specifications set by the customer and the Company. 
  • Be able to direct finishers in all packing and feeding operations which means that a Class “A” Operator must be able to perform the packing and feeding operation as is necessary for the safe and efficient operation of the crew
  • Perform pre-make-ready activities before current job is completed or whenever possible.
  • Should be able to operate and maintain schedule without supervision
  • Should be able to troubleshoot all defects by looking at the carton
  • Should know capabilities and limitations of each machine.
  • Obtain appropriate corrugated cases (quality and size, liners, dividers, panels, labels, adhesives, etc.) and incorporate any other special finishing requirements.
  • Position requires timely and effective communication with co-workers, Q.C., and management.
  • Class “A” Operator exhibits outstanding performance in the areas of judgment, productivity, quality, housekeeping, safety and attendance.
  • Advise supervisor in a timely manner when to order supplies such as corrugated boxes, glue, belts, tape, hooks, etc. as these become necessary to the operation.
  • Recommend changes and modifications to the supervisor which may improve the unit’s operation, reduce costs, and/or make the carton easier to manufacture
  • Comply with all departmental rules and regulation
  • Perform other duties as required to achieve the overall goals and objectives of the section, department, and the Company.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and in a team
  • Problem solve and effectively relay issues to management
  • Ability to read job orders and specifications
  • 3-5 years related machine experience in a production environment
  • Experience with setting up and operating large, sophisticated folding carton gluing equipment
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