ePac Flexible Packaging is a rapidly growing company with locations across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Indonesia. Built on break-through digital printing, ePac is at the crossroads of advanced technology and manufacturing. ePac’s mission is to provide locally-based consumer packaged goods companies the ability to compete with large brands with great packaging. Our customers are predominantly locally-based small and medium-sized CPGs, many of whom are focused on creating natural and innovative products for their consumers. Since opening our first manufacturing facility in 2016, our mission has been clear – to help small brands obtain big brand presence, give back to the communities we serve and contribute to the creation of a more sustainable, circular economy.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Slitting Operator is responsible for setting up the machine, running production of the slitter, cleaning of the slitter and all maintenance on the slitting machines. This position is responsible for operating machine to slit continuous lengths of laminated film into specified widths that meet your customer quality specifications. This role would also be responsible for packing off the slitter for shipping, when required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identifies and ensures that proper materials are used for production
Ensures mistakes are not made and materials match as necessary
Manages pre-run testing of the material to ensure the correct coding weights and bond strength are applied
Runs the proper amount of material/footage to the job order
Completes proper checking of production and material
Cleans the slitter daily; organizes machine and material parts during closing operations
Prepares for production at the end of each day for the following day
Spaces rotary blades on machine shaft, according to width specified on slitting work order.
Loads material on machine supports and threads material over tension bar.
Starts machine and observes flow of material through machine to detect irregular cutting and/or winding.
Moves levers to stop, start, and regulate speed of machine and to align material with rotary blades.
Disengages winding shaft and removes finished rolls of material.
Wraps rollstock in poly liners using core plugs. Labels, palletizes and fills out manifest for custom orders.
Completes required documentation accurately and timely.
Meets or exceeds prescribed job standard for line speeds, scrap and set-up times.
Reports any necessary maintenance of the machine to the engineering department using a written work order.
Reports any unsafe working conditions to the production supervisor.
Participates in on-going training opportunities and supports a continuous quality improvement environment.
Review work instructions and procedures that are applicable to the position.
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned
Turns on auxiliary and other equipment as needed
Loads and unloads trucks as needed
JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Ability to read rulers
Ability to read and understand gauges
Testing of equipment
Ability to use a micrometer
Must have good communication skills both personal and via Email
Multiple machine qualifications preferred.
Must have outstanding troubleshooting skills
Must have good judgment with decision making in regards to Safety and Quality.
Ability to complete production related documentation on both computer and paper forms
Must have excellent team skills
Ability to take direction from several individuals
Ability to work additional overtime if required to get the job tasks completed
Self-motivated and ability to make decisions
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
2-3 years of experience in production, slitting and printing setting
Forklift operation preferred
High school diploma preferred
Responsibility in the area of food safety essentials from AIB international 188.8.131.52 section of adequacy of prerequisite and food safety programs
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is around, moving mechanical parts and vibration
ePac believes in a collaborative and cross trained workforce and encourages all employees to learn all facets of production. This role will have the ability to learn and train on operational functions throughout the plants.
Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
Company-paid Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
401(k) Match - up to 4%
Paid PTO and 10 holidays
Bonus Potential - based on plant performance