GCP Applied Technologies Knitter Operator in Calhoun, Georgia

Job Description

Responsible for the set-up and operation of assigned Knitter/Laminator machine(s) in the manufacture of quality products, following pre-established guidelines and Safety Rules.

Report directly to the Department Lead & Supervisor. Interact collaboratively with various employee levels throughout the organization.

Following manufacturing operating specifications and procedures, sets up assigned machine(s) for operation. Ensures an adequate supply of raw materials is available and informs Department Lead or Supervisor of material needs. Sets up material, checks heating mechanisms, glue tank levels, tension, and speed of machine operation to produce product meeting desired specifications. Operates machine, monitors operation, makes adjustments as needed, and stops machine when specified amount of product has been produced. Processes finished product by removing them from the mandrel and stacking them on pallets

Maintains maximum production efficiency while maintaining optimum quality control by checking machine adjustments for scrim specifications and advising the Supervisor, or Department Lead if there are discrepancies. Maintains accurate and legible logs and documentation.

Performs general housekeeping tasks, i.e., sweep and organize work area, dispose of garbage, etc. Keep machines clean, creel station, weights, glue pans, glue rollers, etc. Prepares machine and work area for next shift. Oversees co-workers’ workstations during breaks and/or absences as needed.

Be dependable and have good attendance. Show flexibility and teamwork under an Open Book Management Environment. Perform effectively and safely in a self-managed work environment. Possess the ability to operate machinery or equipment in accordance with correct operating procedures and company safety practices.

Possess basic reading, writing and mathematical abilities. Be proficient in the use of required hand tools, i.e., staple gun, utility knife, scissors, tape measure, wrenches, calculators, etc. Possess the ability to understand and interpret written and verbal instructions with a high degree of accuracy, and be able to communicate effectively with others. Possess the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.

Physical and environmental demands for the Knitter/Laminator Operator:

Ability to balance oneself, crouch, reach with hands and arms, stand for prolonged periods of time, stoop, use hands to feel, finger and handle or

feel objects, tools or controls. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to lift and/or move up to 55 lbs.

Continually works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the working environment is usually loud.

  • Normal working days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

  • Normal work shifts: First (Day) 7am – 7pm

  • Overtime is required for this position
  • The hours for this role are Full-time, Permanent
  • Hourly "Non-exempt" position

Required Skills

Work Experience:

Prefer six months to one year experience Creeling.

Job Location: Calhoun, Georgia, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Tracking Code: 617-241