Title:  Finishing Gluer Operator

Requisition ID:  5377-159

Newton, IA, US, 50208

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Job Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Observes company safety rules and complies with safety practices.
  • Ensures that product quality, production efficiencies, and scrap rates meet or exceed established standards. Actively supports and uses quality control procedures (including SAP) that are in place.
  • Operates assigned equipment in a safe and efficient manner and is responsible for shift production.
  • Directs activities of team operating assigned equipment.
  • Has good working knowledge of computer-controlled equipment.
  • Identifies and resolves process and equipment problems, while continually striving to develop and implement improvements.
  • Notifies management of potential problems and offers solutions to same.
  • Prepares accurate production, inventory, and material usage reports.
  • Performs and directs make-ready on assigned equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance as required.
  • Displays work habits that set example for peers.
  • Trains new employees in proper operating procedure.
  • Performs general housekeeping functions in assigned areas.
  • Responsible for compliance with all facility food safety, food defense, and quality policies and procedures including product safety (GMPs)/Sanitation policies and procedures. Employee must continually work to promote the orderliness and cleanliness of their work area in support of AIB/5S and other company standards.               
  • Must be supportive of GPI’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork).
  • Must be supportive and involved in GPI efforts for LEAN, 5S, Six Sigma and other Continuous Improvement programs and processes.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Strives to clearly understand customer requirements and delivers results to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting safety requirements.
  • Ability and responsibility to stop any process that is not meeting customer quality requirements.


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Required Skills

Job Requirements/ Qualifications:

  • 3 years direct Folding Carton Gluer Operator experience or 3-5 years’ experience with the equipment as a Production Assistant within a folding carton plant
  • Strong mechanical aptitude/skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to understand technical written and verbal instructions
  • Strong computer and math skills required
  • Ability to accurately distinguish color variation
  • Must be able to work other shifts if needed and perform overtime work as required.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Frequent lifting (up to 75 pounds), bending and turning
  • Prior folding carton experience preferred
  • Proficiency in machine plant operation through continuous training and development
  • Candidates with/possessing Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificates or folding carton experience preferred.
  • High School Diploma/Equivalent required.

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