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Finishing Operator in Knoxville, TN at WS Packaging

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Knoxville, TN
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

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Finishing Operator
Multiple Shifts

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Position Objective:  
  • The Finisher position is focused on preparing the final product for shipment to the customer. This position follows standard work and ensures that the quality of the product is according to the standards of WS.
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Assists in operating a machine to prepare printed material / labels for packing.
  • Work closely with Operators to ensure efficient production times by helping to make, tape and packboxes.
  • Verifies at the start of the run and at the beginning of each shift that the correct packaging case, casecount, and packing method, as specified on the job ticket, are being used.
  • Ensure that correct cases are drawn from the warehouse and are available in sufficient quantities to allowuninterrupted production. When cases are returned to the warehouse, verify that the correct date andcount are on the tag.
  • Inspect cartons during the run and inform the Operator of all quality defects.
  • Pack rolls or sheeted jobs and place on skid.
  • Assist in loading any material needed into machine.
  • Use good judgment and “best for business” tactics when dealing with trouble shooting problems andopportunities.
  • Apply Lean philosophy through Kaizen event participation, improvement activities and lean initiatives tosupport corporate objectives.
  • Assist in participating in Root Cause Countermeasure activities to identify areas where improvement isneeded and put a plan in motion to address those areas.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts in value stream to ensure waste reduction, cost savings,increase speed, and on time delivery
  • Maintain housekeeping activities including cleaning machine and work area, follow 6S process: Safety,Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.
Duties may be change 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.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, demanding production environment.
  • Mathematical skills such as measurement calculation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • 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:
Works in a manufacturing environment and will be required to wear hearing, foot, and/or other personal protective equipment while performing duties in a manufacturing setting.  May, on a continuous basis, stand for a  long period of time and stoop and kneel frequently. May handle, feel and reach for items in and around press area, also write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting and/or move up to 40 lbs. may be required.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually medium to loud.  Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. Must be able to work overtime as required by workload and customer mandated deadlines.
The physical demands described above 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.

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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