WS Packaging Group Folder/Gluer Operator in Winona, Minnesota

Description 3rd Shift Hours Sunday Wednesday 10:45 pm 7:00 am, Thursday 10:45 pm 5:45 am; additional overtime or weekend hours as scheduled Position Objective The Folder/Gluer Operator is responsible to load and fold jobs to customer specifications and assist in the training of other operators and finishing associates. Role and Responsibilities: * Responsible for efficient make-ready on all cartons assigned. * Responsible for setting production speeds for each job to maximize machine capabilities. If additional take off-packer help is required, advise team lead. * Ensures that the correct adhesives are used and notifies the team lead of any problems relating to fiber tear, glue voids, etc. * Regularly inspects cartons during the run to verify acceptable adhesion, pre-break,and alignment. * Monitors adhesive application for proper placement, adhesion, and quantity. * Checks printed cartons throughout the run to ensure the print quality is acceptable and that we are not experiencing ink rub or offsetting in the stack. * Verifies that the packer has sufficient cases to achieve maximum productivity. * Responsible for proper feeding and stacking of cartons during the run for maximum productivity. * Assist the team lead in training of other employees to take over the duties of the operator when necessary. * Responsible for quality, productivity, and minimizing waste. * Verifies that correct count and packing method is used on all jobs. * Correctly fills out and turns in all required paperwork in a timely manner. * Verifies that labels are correct with in accordance with the Job Ticket. Requirements Qualifications and Education Requirements: * High School diploma, GED, or equivalent. * Minimum of 6 months of previous machine operation in a manufacturing environment required. Preferred Skills: * The ability to perform basic math and good written and verbal communication skills are essential. * Mechanical background and troubleshooting skills. * Must be able to thrive in a team environment. * Possess the ability to work with manufacturing management to achieve company goals including customer satisfaction and company profitability. * Accurately read a ruler to provide and verify measurements. * Basic Computer Skills. * The ability to understand, speak, and write in English. * Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. * Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lifting up to 40 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to sit; talk or hear, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to reach to the WS Packaging Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor * Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. * To know more about Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP, please visit * The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other emplo