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Novolex™ employs over 10,000 people across the globe. We strive to be the employer of choice in the global packaging industry. Novolex™ 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. Our team is rich in diversity and our culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork in all we do.



Job Title:

Laminator Operator


Position Summary:

The Laminator Operator is responsible for the production and quality of products run on the Laminator.    Works with team members to ensure safety, productivity, reliability, and team engagement are focused on at all times.  Success relies on the individual’s motivation and determination to engage and participate in Continuous Improvement continuously.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintains awareness and practices personal and environmental safety guidelines at all times.  
  • Measures work piece dimensions, using various measuring instruments to determine accuracy of machine operations.
  • Reviews work orders to determine set up procedure, machining sequence, and dimensions of finished work piece.
  • Utilizes appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) at all times.
  • Cleans and stores rollers, quads and pans used in the production process, loads appropriate paper on paper stand.
  • Mixes ink and coatings to specifications on job order.
  • Monitors operation of unit and production details such as pressures, temperatures, roll size, job specifications, and oven settings, etc.
  • Mounts foil or film onto machine fixture or dispensing device, manually operating electric lift and/or overhead crane and hand tools.
  • Observes and listens to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjusting or repair.
  • Verifies materials are accurate regarding color, size, thickness and quantity, etc., to meet customer specification.
  • Adjusts controls to regulate speed, temperature, and pressure of laminating rollers.
  • Performs minor equipment and tool maintenance.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly machine and work area.
  • Inspects finished product per company guidelines to insure quality.
  • Collects data.
  • Completes shop floor reporting, laminator production reports and quality verification processes.
  • Communicates with other co-workers, and shifts regarding job status in order to maintain quality and efficiencies of production.
  • Troubleshoots work related problems by evaluating issues, discussing with team and management
  • Maintains awareness of SDS sheets, as needed.
  • Performs changeovers and communicates with maintenance as needed.
  • Supports and leads 5S initiative in work area.
  • Works safely and follows company safety policies and procedures at all times.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualifications include high school diploma or equivalent (GED).Desire to learn new skills and work in a team environment
  • Available to work a 24/7 work schedule (36 hours/48 hour rotating week schedule)
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic Microsoft Office and PRMS Skills (Excel, Word)
  • Lean/Continuous improvement oriented.
  • Minimum of 6 months manufacturing and/or mechanical skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Strong knowledge of Laminating.
  • Core Competencies: Customer Focus, Action Oriented, Decision Quality, Functional/Technical Skills, Integrity and Trust, Peer Relationships
  • Other Competencies Required:  Leading Others, Timely Decision Making, Listening, Written and Verbal Communication, Priority Setting and Drive for Results.


Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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

Novolex does not publically post salary information on job boards.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Pre-employment, as well as post-hire substance testing, is required for specified positions through Novolex. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.

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  800-845-6051.
Novolex is an E-Verify Employer.
Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.



City:  Caldwell
State:  OH

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

Job Segment: Machinist, Manufacturing