NJ Employer Bag Machine Operator in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Novolex employs over 6000 people in North America from coast to coast. From our iconic corporate headquarters in South Carolina... to our 40 world-class manufacturing sites... to our new state of the art professional center near Charlotte... we strive to be the employer of choice in the global packaging industry. Novolex Careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth. Our team is rich in diversity and our culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork in all we do.Job Title:Collator TenderPosition Summary:Responsible for the safe operation of various types of bag machines in order to produce high quality bags. These may include, but are not limited to, shopping, merchandise, and grocery and sack machines.Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:Continuously perform all required tasks in a safe manner, adhering to all established safety rules and procedures i.e. PPE, clothing, EHS, moving equipment, cut resistant gloves, etc.Check bags for quality defects off the machine, and do all quality checks and paper work as per Quality Policy.Safely and efficientlyStrip rolls down, removing liner and /or bands and removing minimal layers of damaged paper.Change roll, make splice by hand, maneuver roll into position, adhere roll to web on machine, and adjust paper rolls.Monitor bag machinery, starting, stopping, jogging, and adjusting as needed in a timely manner.Threading paper through machine smoothly and thread machine as needed.Clean and repair machine as needed using proper tools and equipment.Maintain ink levels, clean ink pans and wash rollers.Package bags as specified.Change ordersSubmit accurate production reports daily and timely.Meet/achieve safety, quality, production waste and housekeeping goals set forth by management.Other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.Candidate Requirements:High School diploma or GED2+ years of machine operator and setup experience in a manufacturing environmentReading, writing and basic math skills are needed for this job.Must be mechanically inclined and be able to make minor adjustments to machines. Must be able to correctly read a ruler.Must be able to problem-solve to make sure that minor adjustments made to machinery are correct.Must be able to effectively communicate with other employees and management.Knowledge of machinery will be needed to perform job.Self-managing with organization and time management skills.Must have good eyesight (no colorblindness) in order to spot flaws in color comparison, print set-up, etc. as bags or film come off the production line.Able to properly use basic wrenches and tools.About the CompanyNovolex is North America's leader in packaging choice and sustainability.The leadership of Novolex's packaging brands sprouts from innovation, a diversity of products and markets, and a dedication to sustainability and quality.The family of historic Novolex brands includes Bagcraft Packaging, Hilex Poly, Fortune Plastics, Duro Bag, De Luxe Packaging, Novolex Custom Film & Bag, International Converter, General Packaging Products, and Heritage Bag.Each of the Novolex brands brings a unique sustainability and product story in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications. The Novolex brands are unified by four common values: Manufacturing Innovation and Quality; Service; Packaging Choice; and Sustainability.Novolex is headquartered in Hartsville, SC and has 40 manufacturing facilities strategically located across North America, including the worlds' largest closed loop plastic bag recycling plant located in Indiana. The company has over 6,000 employees in the US, Canada, and Mexico.Novolex focuses on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store, deli, food service, hospitality, institu