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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Job Title:

Collator Tender - 1st Shift - 7:00am-3:00pm


Position Summary:

Responsible for handling and inspecting bags, ensuring that product meets our quality standards, with minimal waste.  Responsible for catching and inspecting bags, ensuring that product meets customer's quality standards, with minimal waste. 


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Continuously perform all required tasks in a safe manner, adhering to all established safety rules and procedures.  Must take immediate action to correct and/or report any unsafe conditions and hazards.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Utilize lockout/tagout as required, following established policy; ensure guarding is in place at all times.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Keep work area clean and organized, per standards.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ensure that work is being performed in a manner to produce quality products, according to our quality requirements and specifications.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Follow all applicable food service policies and procedures.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Follow all PPE policies, wearing steel toed shoes, hearing protection, safety glasses, hair nets/beard nets, etc. as required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Meet production targets set by management.   
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Handle bags as they come off machine.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Inspect bags for flaws in quality, assembly, print or other problems, and reject those that do not meet standards set by management.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Place proper amount of bags into sleeve in the press.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Report machine adjustments and repairs to be done to Opeator Adjuster
    <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Tender/Collator Tender/Adjuster Supervisor.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Inspect bales to ensure they are sealed properly and meet quality standards before banding together and placing on skid.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Band bales together.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Place labels on bales, making sure they are marked correctly, neatly  
    <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">        and are upright.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Spot check bales to make sure correct amount of bags are enclosed 
    <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">        (i.e, 250, 500).
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Place acceptable bales on skids by using proper lifting techniques.<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> 
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ensure machine is shut off to prevent machine damage in a timely fashion.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Must be able to keep up with budgeted machine speed.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Assist Machine Tender/Collator Tender, if needed, while he/she performs work on machines during downtime, assisting in stripping and changing rolls and in clean-up.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Keep accurate production reports, ensuring all required forms are filled out completely, accurately and legibly.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Safely clean print when needed while machine is not running.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Perform roll changes as necessary.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">If no specific work instructions are given, clean-up is to be performed at your normal work area.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Meet/achieve safety, quality, production, waste and housekeeping
    <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">        goals as set forth by management.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Reading, writing and basic math skills are needed to complete paperwork.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">This is an entry level position.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Must have ability to discern detail and make decisions about bag quality.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Must be able to keep up with pace of machine.


Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting; a minimum of 50 lbs. *Sack Dept requires 70 lbs.*
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Carrying; a minimum of 50 lbs. *Sack Dept requires 70 lbs*
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Pulling; 2 hours
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Pushing; 3 hours
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Reaching above shoulders
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Use of fingers
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Walking; 8 hours, excluding breaks
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Standing; 8 hours, excluding breaks
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Kneeling; 2 hours
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Bending; 4 hours
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Climbing;4 hours
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Visual ability
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Depth perception
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ability to distinguish color
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Hearing ability


Our Mission

  • Novolex’s™ mission is to continue a tradition of leadership established by our historic brands in the areas of packaging choice, customer service, manufacturing innovation, quality, and sustainability.


Our Vision Statement

  • To be a leading provider of packaging solution that are environmentally friendly, create value for the customer and Novolex™, have excellent quality, and provide superior service.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">We want to accomplish this with an entrepreneurial culture which drives operational excellence and proactively creates ecological solutions.


Our Environmental Mission

Novolex™ sustainability goal is to establish a viable environmental program and product line that:

  • Reduces the impact of plastic and paper on the environment through recycling and increased recycled content
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Sets a high standard of industry leadership and corporate citizenship
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Creates meaningful benefits for the environment and the community
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Facilitates environmental action by retailers and the community


For more information on Novolex™, visit our website at:    www.novolex.com

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:  Reno
State:  NV

Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe