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Pouch Machine Operator / Assistant

Posted: 11/20/2020

The Pouch Operator sets up and operates pouchmaking machines that convert laminated films into pouches that meet or exceed customer quality specifications by performing the following duties:

  • Ensure personal compliance with all company Quality System, Operational, and Human Resource policies, procedures, and practices, including Safety and housekeeping procedures.

  • Reads job specifications and previous run data (if available) to determine machine adjustments and material requirements. Ensures job is in order prior to machine set-up.

  • Sets stops or guides to specified length as indicated

  • Keeps work area clean.

  • Observes machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunction. Makes corrections to alleviate out of specification product.

  • Measures workpiece dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation.

  • Performs required quality testing on products produced, i.e. burst test, drop test, water table test, etc.

  • Performs minor machine maintenance such as changing zipper cloth, dies, seal bars and punches.

  • Assists and works cooperatively with assistant machine operators to stack, mark, pack, and transport finished boxes.

  • Completes required documentation accurately and timely.

  • Meets or exceeds prescribed job standard for line speeds, scrap and set-up times.

  • Reports any necessary maintenance of the machine to the engineering department using a written work order.

  • Reports any unsafe working conditions to the production supervisor.

  • Participates in on-going training opportunities and supports a continuous quality improvement environment.

  • Review work instructions and procedures that are applicable to the position.

  • Other duties as assigned my management and supervisors.

  • Perform changeovers

  • Perform PM’s on equipment

  • Make recommendations to supervision and management for improvement of production in terms of efficiency and workflow

  • Maintain production reports

  • Oversee daily performance of Pouch Assistant functions

  • Change rolls and cut out splices

  • Quality Control checks and data entry

  • Trash and trim removal

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