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Platemaker in Algoma, WI at WS Packaging

Date Posted: 8/28/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Algoma, WI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/28/2018

Job Description

Requisition Number
PLATE01199
Title
Platemaker
City
Algoma
State

Description
Role and Responsibilities-(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 BELOW 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.
  • Support production area and operators, review job ensure correct components are available at the point of use and delivered based on production needs.
  • Review job tickets and verify plates are created as specified.
  • Clean, file, store plates ensuring integrity of the plates and filing system.
  • Pull plates daily as required to meet production schedule.
  • Promptly mount and position plates ensuring that plates are aligned correctly to minimize re-mounts due to misalignment.
  • Record and track plate mounting material used.
  • Follow and support all established plate mounting department procedures with 100% compliance. There are to be no deviations, without approval from support team leader.
  • Maintain work center equipment in good working order. Perform operator preventive maintenance on equipment as outlined in operator PM schedule. Report equipment problems immediately and fill out work orders as necessary. 
  • Assist with plate adjustments on press and routinely check on press progress.
  • Assist with MSDS maintenance.
  • Approve consignment inventories monthly.
  • Collaborate with purchasing on supplies from vendors.
  • Estimate and order materials for jobs. Proactively maintain and control inventory levels.
  • Question discrepancies between previous and new orders.
  • Seek to improve the plate-mounting department process through recommending equipment enhancement, process improvements and procedure changes.
  • Organize and remove unnecessary equipment and parts, store them in their proper location.
  • 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.
  • Ensure 6S visual scans are completed as well as 6S standards followed thru sustainment activities.
  • 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
  • Report and participate in safety incident investigation while maintaining a safe work environment.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
 
 
Qualifications and Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED is required. 1 – 2 year degree in printing-related field preferred. Equivalent knowledge and experience is considered. 
 
Experience:
Effectiveness in this role requires basic math and measurement calculation knowledge and experience. Basic computer skills. 
 
In addition, the candidate will have the following competencies:
 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and coordinate priorities simultaneously
  • Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; solicits and provides feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Collaboration working towards solutions
  • Communication – written and verbal (active listening)
  • Attention to detail
Additional Notes
Working Conditions:
Physical Demands:  Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. While performing the duties of the job, employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, use hands to write or type, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 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.
Work Environment:  Manufacturing environment requires hearing, foot, and/or other personal protective equipment while performing duties in a manufacturing setting.  While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is not regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes and airborne particles. The noise level in production departments requires hearing and foot protec

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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.