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Finishing Operator in Franklin, PA at WS Packaging

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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    Franklin, PA
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Job Description

Requisition Number
Post Date
Finishing Operator
3rd Shift

Position Objective: Assist in the packing of finished products for shipment and checking for mistakes made in production.  Assist the cutter operators by preparing lifts of paper for the cutting process.
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for reading and understanding job jacket and work instruction information pertaining to a production order before running as well as following packaging specifications and box count.
  • Able to use work instructions and job jacket information to determine quantity of chipboard required for production job and number sheet requirements for combination runs
  • Assist in set-up of auxiliary equipment.
  • Able to jog stock and remove defective stock prior to stock being cut.
  • Responsible for removing labels that are wrinkled, out of register, or have other defects prior to labels being cut, wrapped, or stacked.
  • Use Vision computer system to produce outer carton labels and place on appropriate boxes for production run, quantity and product; place outer product label on correct box
  • Responsible for inspecting all finished packs of product for defects, excess scrap, incorrect polywrap, etc.
  • Able to ensure the correct labels are placed in the correct box without mixing up labels.
  • Able to understand and follow all customer specifications and SOPs for boxing of production jobs.
  • Responsible for transporting finished skids to the shipping department.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, demanding production environment.
  • Use good judgment and “best for business” tactics when dealing with trouble shooting problems and opportunities.
  • Apply Lean philosophy through Kaizen event participation, improvement activities and lean initiatives to support corporate objectives.
  • Assist in participating in Root Cause Countermeasure activities to identify areas where improvement is needed and put a plan in motion to address those areas. 
  • Participation in continuous improvement efforts in value stream to ensure waste reduction, cost savings, increase speed, and on time delivery
  • Maintain housekeeping activities including cleaning press and work area, follow 6S process: Safety, Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.
  • Ensure 6S visual scans are completed as well as 6S standards followed thru sustainment.
Duties may be changed or additional duties assigned.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) is required. Equivalent knowledge and experience is preferred. 
  • Ability to communicate both written and orally in the English language.
  • Mathematical skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of spreadsheet software and word processing programs.
  • Understand or learn the company-specialized Vision computer system and how to perform tasks within the Vision system.
  • Physical requirements include ability to bend and lift up to 50 lbs. (20 lbs. repetitively), stand up to 12 hours, ability to distinguish between colors, and good hand-eye coordination.
  • Demonstrate willingness to accept direction from supervisors, management, and peers.
  • Willing to work OT and weekends as scheduled.
  • Must be extremely trustworthy, flexible, and dependable with a good attendance history.
  • Self-motivated and able to perform with little direction.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to accurately complete high volumes of work
  • Exceptional problem solving skills.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must regularly walk, stand for 8 - 12 hours a day, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, and stoop or bend at the waist. Requires continuous lifting, twisting and/or reaching motion during an 8 - 12 hour shift, handling finished product (weighing up to 40 pounds) from waist level and placing them into corrugated containers or onto pallets from floor to waist height.. Twisting and bending will occasionally be required when assisting the operator in putting parts onto the machine during set-ups.. Working in an environment with paper dust suspended in the air. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

WS Packaging Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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