Finishing Operator

Finishing Operator
February 15, 2023
Base Pay


Job Description

Finishing Operator will setup, operate, maintain, and perform minor repairs on folding box gluers to produce high-quality folding cartons.

  • Utilize 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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