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Press Operator 1

Company: American Packaging Corporation
Location: North Chili
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


For over a century, American Packaging Corporation (APC) has been a leading flexible packaging converter for customers throughout North America. We nurture our employees by providing competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401(k) plans and tuition reimbursement programs. These are just a few reasons why we were named a "Best of the Best" in the Best Workplaces in the Americas awards for 12 years in a row. APC's longstanding success is fueled from the inside out, and we consistently seek to improve our internal operations to propel that success into the future.
Press Operator 1
SUMMARY: Safely, efficiently and effectively operate assigned production machinery meeting or exceeding safety, quality standards, efficiency, machine set-up, waste and non-chargeable downtime standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participate in training, embrace concepts of and actively practice the STOP Safety Program fundamentals to aid American Packaging Corporation's efforts to achieve a zero-accident rate.
  • Retrieve all necessary set up information/specifications/guidelines. Complete all machine changeover/set-up processes minimizing machine downtime and meeting or exceeding set-up standard requirements. Develop set up procedure documentation as required.
  • Safely, efficiently and effectively operate assigned production machinery equipment monitoring quality, production and waste adhering to all customer specifications.
  • Observe and adhere to all safety guidelines
  • Ensure adhesives have sufficient bond, strength and clarity
  • Monitor glue pumps and fill as needed
  • Make mechanical machinery adjustments as required Complete roll changes as needed
  • Successfully correct web breaks
  • Complete necessary sheets for Quality checks
  • Complete shingle board and proper sampling procedures
  • Monitor all quality requirements as outlined by company procedure and specification.
  • Direct all resources assigned to the manufacturing line to effectively accomplish the above.
  • Effectively observe and judge color.
  • Ensure product produced meets the quality requirements as defined by Quality Assurance.
  • Provide task leadership for all Utility and printing personnel assigned to respective equipment.
  • Ensure all required on-line quality data is properly documented.
  • Ensure all start-up material meet specification requirements.
  • Pre-plan next job before completion of current job.
  • Work with and direct activities of assigned Press Helper.
  • Troubleshoot and solve printing problems.
  • Ensure inks run at proper viscosities.
  • Correctly complete daily production sheets, process condition sheets, waste logs and quality inspection logs. Ensure job order information (size, construction, print position, packing instructions, adhesive structures, and proper substrates being used) corresponds with the product being manufactured.
  • Distinguish deviance between established manufacturing packing specifications reporting deviations to appropriate personnel.
  • Deliver accurate and concise information to adjacent shifts and Shift Supervisors in a timely fashion. Properly flag & document defects in master rolls accurately for next operator.
  • Ensure immediate work area and work areas for which Machine Operator has responsibility are free of clutter and debris. Perform all cleaning/sanitation responsibilities, safely using all required cleaning solutions and protective equipment.
  • Able to work all scheduled and required overtime hours.
  • Able to work all scheduled shifts. * Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings (Continuous Quality Improvement, safety, special projects, departmental, etc.).
  • Strictly adhere to all company uniform guidelines.
  • Business travel required.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Shift Supervisor.
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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 functionsEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or equivalent required. Previous manufacturing experience preferred.FOOD SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENTSFood Safety Training, consisting of the GMP/PPE/Food Safety Policy, HACCP Plan and SQF System is provided to all personnel at the time of hiring. Refresher training is completed annually, based on the anniversary month of the employee's date of hire. Completion of this training is a condition of employment.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.REASONING ABILITYAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.WORK ENVIRONMENTWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    American Packaging Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. American Packaging Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at

Keywords: American Packaging Corporation, Rochester , Press Operator 1, Other , North Chili, New York

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