WestRock Cutter Operator in Hicksville, New York

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Job Description:


Setup and operate cutter to customer specifications and perform process inspections to ensure quality product. Cut inserts into the required measurement for further production.


• Locates flatstock and performs make readies.

• Sets up and operates cutter.

• Adheres to SOP’s and work instructions.

• Makes trays, shippers and box labels as needed.

• Adheres to quality standards

• Performs weekly and monthly maintenance.

• Communicates effectively with pressmen, operators, manufacturers, management, and suppliers.

• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of machine control panel, air system, movement of back gauge, computer capabilities.

• Understands paperweights and their effect on the cutting knives.

• Operates a paper jogger and paper lifter and stacks neatly in the proper sequence.

• Programs the computer for all required jobs to comply with the job specifications.

• Understands quality criteria and perform all quality inspections.

• Performs knife changes and knife adjustments in addition to required machine maintenance.

• Troubleshoots mechanical difficulties (power shut down, manual recycling of knife).

• May be cross trained in other areas of the plant and perform other duties as assigned.

• Contributes to team effort by exhibiting strong work ethic, problem solving, providing training and demonstrating leadership.

• Contributes to quality investigations when necessary.

• Interprets job ticket information and customer specifications to efficiently set-up and run the cutter.

• Performs other job duties as assigned.


• Two to three years of related experience and/or training preferred

• Must be able to meet and/or pass the minimum requirement on a mechanical test or have demonstrated mechanical aptitude through prior work experience.

• Must have the ability to read and write complex instructions, correspondence and memos.

• Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

• Must have strong mathematical skills

• Must be able to read and communicate effectively in English.

• Must be able to pass a basic reading test.

• Must have basic computer skills.

• Must be capable of maintaining good attendance.

• Must be able to work overtime; significant overtime may be required during busy periods.

• Must be able to perform all essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.


Production Manufacturing

Cutter Operator

New York-Hicksville