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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.





Position Summary:

Ensure machine is operating at required speed, producing quality product with minimal waste.  Will change paper, glues, inks, as well as unjam machines as necessary.

Essential Functions and 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.  Follow GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.
  • Utilize lockout/tagout as required, following established policy; ensure guarding is in place at all times.
  • Keep work area clean and organized, per standards.
  • Ensure that work is being performed in a manner to produce quality products, according to our quality requirements and specifications.
  • Follow all applicable food service policies and procedures.
  • Follow all PPE policies, wearing steel toed shoes, hearing protection, safety glasses, hair nets/beard nets, etc. as required.
  • Meet production targets as set by management.
  • Inspect bags for flaws in quality, assembly, print or other problems, and reject those that do not meet standards set by management.
  • Place proper amount of bags into sleeve in the press.
  • Inspect bales to ensure they are sealed properly and meet quality standards before banding together and placing on skid.
  • Band bales together.
  • Place labels on bales, making sure they are marked correctly, neatly and are upright.
  • Spot check bales to make sure correct amount of bags are enclosed (i.e., 250, 500).
  • Place acceptable bales on skids by using proper lifting techniques.
  • Ensure machine is shut off to prevent machine damage in a timely fashion.
  • Must keep up with budgeted machine speed.
  • Keep accurate production records, ensuring all required forms are filled out completely, accurately and legibly.
  • Safely strip rolls down, removing liner and/or bands and removing minimal layers of damaged paper only to minimize waste.
  • Change roll, make splice by hand, maneuver roll into position and adhere roll to web on machine.
  • Make minor repairs and adjustments to machines as necessary to ensure quality levels, coordinating with Adjuster Supervisor as necessary.
  • Set up one and two color prints and have approved by Adjuster Supervisor before starting production run.
  • Start machinery and watch progress for breakage; notify Adjuster as needed.
  • Clean ink pans and wash rollers.
  • Thread up machinery properly.
  • Meet or exceed waste target for each machine.
  • Meet/achieve safety, quality, production, waste and housekeeping goals set forth by management.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.


Candidate Requirements:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience
  • Three years of factory experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to pass Bennett Mechanical Test
  • Must have basic reading, math and communication skills.
  • Must have ability to make adjustments and minor repairs to machinery.

Physical Requirements:


  • Lifting; a minimum of 50 lbs. *Sacks dept requires 70 lbs*
  • Carrying; a minimum of 50 lbs. *Sacks dept requires 70 lbs*
  • Pulling; 4 hours
  • Pushing; 4 hours
  • Reaching above shoulder
  • Use of fingers
  • Walking; 12 hours, excluding breaks
  • Standing; 12 hours, excluding breaks
  • Crawling
  • Kneeling; 4 hours
  • Bending; 4 hours
  • Climbing; 4 hours
  • Visual ability
  • Depth perception
  • Ability to distinguish color
  • Hearing ability



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.