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Job Title:

Reclaim Operator


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for operating recycle lines and properly filling out paperwork, production schedule, set-up instructions, operating procedures, and quality specifications, etc.  This position has multiple levels with advancement based on demonstrated Operator knowledge and ability/department developed criteria.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand and follow safety procedures/policies
  • Operate reclaim machines in accordance with standard operating procedures, quality procedures, and training to meet or exceed productivity requirements
  • Follow direction and work in a safe manner following all company policies and procedures
  • Properly fill out daily production paperwork including production and downtime
  • Assist in extrusion/recycle when necessary
  • Required to dump proper RPP in silo(s) on daily basis and keep entire area in a clean and organized fashion
  • Assist in plant cleanup where and when necessary to include moving rolls and loading scrap
  • Perform quality checks of material being produced and complete related documentation; monitor materials to ensure those contaminated by foreign materials do not enter reclaim machines
  • Monitor reclaim machines constantly to ensure dough ball (polyfill) does not form and cause downtime
  • Diagnose and complete minor repairs
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Operate forklift as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Candidate Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work 12-hour day and night rotating shifts
  • Work overtime, weekends, and holidays as required
  • Demonstrated mechanical/analytical ability preferred
  • Basic computer and math skills
  • Forklift certification (will train)
  • Satisfactorily complete training courses as determined by management


Post-Offer Checks:

  • Drug screening
  • Criminal background check
  • Subject to random drug screening once hired


Physical Requirements (must be able to meet with or without accommodation):

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

  • Sitting (Rarely)
  • Standing (Constantly - 12 hours or more)
  • Walking (Constantly - 12 hours or more)
  • Lifting (Regularly/Constantly):
    • 0-10 lbs. (8-10 hours)
    • 10-20 lbs. (8-10 hours)
    • 20-49 lbs. (8-10 hours)
  • Carrying:
    • 10-20 lbs. (8-10 hours)
    • 20-49 lbs. (8-10 hours)
  • Pushing (Often - 8-10 hours or more)
  • Pulling, Twisting, Climbing (Often - 8-10 hours or more)
  • Balancing (Regularly/Constantly)
  • Stooping, Kneeling, Crawling (Often - each 1-3 hours)
  • Reaching, Grasping, Repetitive Motions (Regularly/Constantly each 8-10 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:  Lebanon
State:  TN

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Warehouse, Forklift, Manufacturing