Job Title: Tray Machine Operator
Department: Tray Department
Reports To: Supervisor
All jobs at Southern Champion Tray (SCT) require Team members to act in accordance with the shared Core Values and Operating principles of the company as they perform specific job functions. These include:
We enable and empower our team to serve the needs of customers, Team members, suppliers and the community.
Responsibility of the machine(s) to ensure that quality products are achieved at a consistent rate of speed in accordance with machine standards, and ensure all safety procedures are followed.
Set up machine in a consistent manner as instructed in the training program, maintain the procedures with regard to proper set up unless the training is changed and properly recorded with regard to procedure
Follow all checklist procedures fully
Keep all parts in their proper place and recommend replacement or repair of worn parts by filling out the designated form
Observe safety procedures at all times
Operate tray machines as directed to meet production requirements
Be responsible for all equipment, tools assigned, and notify the supervisor of any additional tools or equipment that would add to the efficiency and safety of the operation
Follow all instructions issued on the work jacket and advise the supervisor of any incorrect or non-recorded information that is necessary for proper set-up and operation
Adjust to and follow new procedures and innovations, which would add to the efficiency and safety of the operation
Keep all necessary supplies available to the operator to ensure an efficient operation
Be responsible for the quality of the product, packaging, labeling, and stocking
See that pallet loads are accurately counted, tagged, and entered to the production report
Follow the stacking arrangement, number of layers, and height requirement for each case size from the Pallet Stacking Manual
Once a pallet is full, call the stock puller on the paging system to move the pallet
When the pallet is moved, place a new pallet down by the machine
Calculate scrap rate to assure job stays within allowable limits
Maintain a clean work environment including the machine, floors, desks, and fans in accordance with our 5S system
A Tray Operator-Level 2 should be able to do set-ups without help and should be running the machine at or near the 110% efficiency level.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Experience operating a tray machine, preferably in a folding carton environment. High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have basic computer skills and possess ability to utilize software. Must have mechanical ability and skills.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must have the ability to read and understand documents, letters, etc. and write legibly in English. Must be able to understand and speak clearly, communicate, and understand directions in English as needed.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide both fractions and decimals, solve equations, read a tape measure, and have an understanding of both standard and metric measuring systems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, regularly required to walk, stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with arms and hands. Frequently is required to climb, balance, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Frequently lifts/moves 25 to 50 pounds. Must be able to perform these functions for a minimum of 8 hours straight (with a 30-minute meal break any other applicable breaks during the shift) on a regular basis. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team member successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, but the essential functions cannot be eliminated or performed by others.
Regular attendance and reporting for work on time are necessary requirements as is availability for overtime work if necessary.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Exposure to a dusty atmosphere with loud noise, which may require both eye and ear protection in some areas. Moving mechanical parts will also be exposed; safety guards have been put in place for the safety of all Team members but during set up, if a machine must be broken down and reassembled to complete the next job, questions regarding such operation should be directed to your supervisor as they arise. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those a Team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, but the essential functions cannot be eliminated or performed by others.
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