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Position Summary:

The Slitter Operator is responsible to operate and control slitting and rewinding equipment in the production of material in accordance to the customer’s specification.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Works safely to prevent on-the-job injuries by following all safety procedures and policies.
  • Set up and operate slitting and rewinding equipment to slit and rewind material according to specifications and is responsible for quality of material processed.
  • Adjusts knives on machine to regulate width of cut according to work order, following calibrated scale using tape measure.
  • Determine when knives need to be sharpened in order to maintain quality production.
  • Check material while machine is operating or shut down, taking samples and/or removing all quality defects from finished product as required. 
  • Locates job specifications on work order, such as part identification number, type and quantity of material required and cutting instructions.
  • Determine and set up knives to obtain desired results in accordance with specifications.
  • Select, cut and obtain cores from available sources and mount on equipment when necessary.
  • Use crane, electric hoist, or mobile equipment to support, load and unload slitter for efficient operation.  
  • Troubleshoots work-related problems by applying knowledge and experience to insure that production is not interrupted. 
  • Works in a safe manner to accomplish high quality production goals.
  • Calculate amount/number of specific product produced, and records information on skid.
  • Maintains an organized work area – 5S
  • Makes adjustments to knives.
  • Records information such as weight, scrap, linear feet, downtime and dates, etc. and report deficiencies. 
  • Properly marks, packs and identifies materials. 
  • Insure proper segregation and disposal of scrap.
  • Performs production adjustment and repair functions, such as lubricating parts, and fittings, tightening loose nuts and bolts, etc. 
  • Operates a programmable logic control consol.
  • Inserts flag indicating count break point for future processing.
  • Maintains visual contact with materials moving at a fast pace (avg. 2500 feet per minute) to identify out of spec materials or machine problems.
  • Monitors process of stacking finished products on skids using side lift adhering to safety goals, etc.
  • Performs job duties at a steady pace in an open production area enduring hot and cold conditions.
  • Removes poor quality materials and adjusts counter to insure units are correct.
  • Starts line after materials, cut specifications, etc. is determined by pressing run control and set speed controls.
  • Suggest improvements in work methods and procedures by speaking with supervisors/managers and utilization of the glass wall. 
  • Starts, stops, and regulates speed of slitting machine at end of each set.
  • Uses computer to create labels
  • Attends required training and meetings.
  • Confers with co-workers of other departments regarding production goals, process to be used and improvement for future runs. 
  • Attend annual GMP and HACCP Training Sessions.
  • Is aware of our food safety policy and programs
  • Upholds GMP and HACCP Principals


Candidate Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Desire to learn knew skills and work in a team environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office required (Excel, Word)
  • Lean/Continuous improvement oriented.
  • Minimum of 6 months manufacturing experience.


Physical Demands:

  • 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.


Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

Novolex does not publicly post salary information on job boards.

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:  Caldwell
State:  OH

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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