Machine Operator

GLT Packaging Corporation | Kentwood, MI

Posted Date 11/16/2020

Position Summary:  Machine Operator


Responsibilities Include: 

  • Read instructions from the current job ticket.
  • Set up jobs according to general specifications or modify if necessary.
  • Load / unload raw or finished material from machinery as needed.
  • Operate die cutting equipment in accordance with job orders and operating procedures.
  • Initiate action to prevent problems, document quality problems, contribute to solutions to problems, verify implementation of solutions and control further processes once problem/solution has been identified.
  • Respect and conform to all accepted safe work practices and standards.
  • Perform on-going preventative maintenance and keep equipment and work area clean and orderly.
  • Always set an example to co-workers by practicing safe work habits. Assure Work Areas are free from hazards that could cause injury or accidents. Report any unsafe conditions to Plant Management.
  • Maintain a positive, cooperative attitude toward customers, co-workers, subordinates and management. Support, encourage, and participate in quality improvement projects in order that department activities meet or exceed Customer and company quality, service, and performance needs and expectations.
  • Maintain a good attendance / punctuality record.
  • Perform job within established standards. Offer suggestions to solve problems. Meet or exceed established machine set-up/run rate goals
  • Perform other related duties as requested by Supervision / Management.
  • Train and teach less experienced employees on specific machinery as directed by Plant Manager.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work around moving and vibrating equipment while exposed to noise
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds on a constant and/or frequent basis
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, push, pull, reach on a constant and/or frequent basis

Job Qualifications:

  •  Previous experience on flexo, folder gluer, and/or die cutters preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to prioritize work tasks
  • Ability to communicate well on all levels and good interpersonal skills required
  • Must be able to read work orders and interpret manufacturing specifications, understand and use shop math, use and interpret measuring instruments (tape measures, calipers, stopwatch, gauges, calculator, etc.)
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment; able to deal with frequent changes or unexpected events
  • Possess the ability to work all shifts and required overtime as needed
  • Must be able to write legibly, read and speak English
  • Basic computer skills preferred


Job Type:  Full-Time


  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K

Pay Rate: Starting at $15.00

Salary15.00 Hour
Job Type
Full time
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