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Job Title:

Production Machine Operator


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for operating high-speed paper converting equipment in order to safely produce high quality paper bags, sheets, and/or pan liners in accordance with the job safety analyses, production schedule, set up instructions, operating procedures and quality specifications in compliance with Safety Programs and Quality Assurance Systems to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.   


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand and follow all safety procedures
  • Read and verify order sheets
  • Understand print job requirements and quality issues
  • Perform quality checks on finished products
  • Maintain a safe and clean work area
  • Produce and pack quality product at target machine speeds using safe work practices.
  • Maintain Food Safety and Quality in compliance with SQF Standards.
  • Read, understand, and correctly complete daily paperwork.
  • Read & understand Production Order Packet (POP); prepare all machine components for production.
  • Complete set-up and/or change over activities with minimal assistance in allotted time.   
  • Participate in Preventative Maintenance Activities as assigned.
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Complete assigned duties in compliance with company policies & procedures. 
  • Actively engage in safety programs.   
  • Assist other team members as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or needed. 


Candidate Requirements:

  • A High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Successful completion of pre-employment background and drug screen.
  • Satisfactorily completes training courses as determined by management.
  • Ability perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
  • Minimum of six months experience in a manufacturing environment; preferably with a high-speed process.
  • Commitment to an accident-free and drug-free workplace.
  • Quality-conscious, oriented to excellence.
  • Strong work ethic evidenced by enthusiasm, positive attitude, and high energy level. 
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills; creative, out-of-the-box thinker.
  • Record of dependability & reliability. 
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed. 
  • Comply with established plant rules and procedures that promote compliance with customer service-related activities, including, but not limited to:
    • Following run-order specifications for each product
    • Following all Good Manufacturing Practices in compliance with all Food Safety Requirements
  • Actively engage in value-added activities that enhance our products and processes


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, climb, squat & stoop; reach with hands and arms; and use hands and fingers to feel, handle, push/pull levers & buttons, and operate various tools.  


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Requirements include, but are not limited to (all times are approximate):

  • Standing (Constantly – 7 hours)
  • Walking (3 hours)
  • Lifting (Constantly 1-50 pounds)   
  • Carrying (4-6 hours, 1-50 pounds)
  • Pushing (2-4 hours)
  • Pulling, Twisting, Climbing (2-4 hours)
  • Reaching, Repetitive Motions (2-4 hours)


Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  Norcross
State:  GA

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Industrial, Equipment Operator, Machinist, Paper, Manufacturing