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W/S Packaging Group, Inc. | Neenah, Wisconsin
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Job Description

WS Packaging Group - Neenah is looking for a detail oriented, self starters to join our 27/7 finishing team as a Machine Operator!

What we offer:

We focus on offering diverse and challenging careers with a strong focus on growing our talent through on the-job training, external learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement and more. This allows WS to gain a competitive advantage and allows our employees to move up within the organization; the ultimate win-win.

We reward our employees with:

* Generous sign-on bonuses available to new team members
* Company Clinic offering free health care to covered employees and their family members
* Shift differentials
* $0.50 for 2nd shift
* $1.00 for 3rd shift

* Competitive wages
* Medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance
* Paid vacation + holidays
* 401(k) with match
* Company paid life insurance
* Company paid short term disability coverage
* Long term disability insurance coverage
* On-site nurse and physical therapist
* Frequent fun extras like popcorn Wednesday, lunchroom massage chairs, catered lunches and special events


This unique shift is perfect for those who like to work hard and play harder! The schedule allows for 4 and 6 days "weeks" and "weekends" and does not rotate between day and night shifts. This schedule and designed by our own employee base!

Shifts start with 4 days scheduled on, 4 days off, 6 days on, 4 off, 4 on, followed by 6 days off before the rotation begins again.

2 positions available on days, 5:55am-6:05pm

2 positions available on nights, 5:55pm-6:05am

Role and Responsibilities:

* Understand and adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the employee manual.
* Understand and support the Corporate Mission Statement, Values, Vision, and Operating Principles.
* Adhere to mandatory safety requirements.
* Meet attendance standards.
* Practices and sustains Lean Manufacturing and 6S procedures.
* Follow and support all established finishing procedures. Specifically, procedures must be followed 100% for games, food contact, and pharmaceutical orders. There are to be no deviations, without approval from Supervisor.
* Inspect and rewind or finish in-line (ship from Press & one-piece flow) final product, meeting customer specifications and guidelines.
* The ability to identify and comprehend all various constructions created and their functionality
* Work effectively in a team environment, to communicate with internal and external customers at all levels, and to give direction and training to temporary employees.
* Assist other operators in troubleshooting.
* Package finished rolls, labels, or tags per customer specifications using dispenser boxes, polybags, cartons, etc.
* Use auxiliary pieces of equipment such as fan folder, b-bunch, small roll turret, sheeter, friction feeder, shrink-wrapper, scale, core cutter and label maker.
* Maintain work center equipment in good working order. Perform operator preventive maintenance on equipment as outlined in JTA manual and Friday Night Clean-up Checklists. Report equipment problems immediately and fill out work orders as necessary.
* Review jacket and samples prior to finishing, ensuring full understanding of finishing requirements of the order.
* During slow periods seek additional work and assist other team members.
* Seek to improve the finishing process through, recommending equipment enhancement, process improvements and procedure changes.
* Maintain housekeeping activities including cleaning machine and work area, follow 6S process: Safety, Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

* High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Ability to communicate both written and orally in the English language.
* Able to work in a fast-paced, demanding production environment.
* Mathematical skills such as measurement calculation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
* Basic computer skills.
* Physical requirements include ability to bend and lift up to 50 lbs. (20 lbs. repetitively), stand up to 12 hours, ability to distinguish between colors, and good hand-eye coordination.
* Demonstrate willingness to accept direction from supervisors, management, and peers.
* Willing to work OT and weekends as scheduled.
* Must be extremely trustworthy, flexible, and dependable with a good attendance history.
* Self-motivated and able to perform with little direction.
* Organized, detail-oriented, and able to accurately complete high volumes of work
* Exceptional problem solving skills.

Physical Demands:

Works in a manufacturing environment and will be required to wear hearing, foot, and/or other personal protective equipment while performing duties in a manufacturing setting. May, on a continuous basis, stand for a long period of time and stoop, bend, and kneel frequently. May handle, feel and reach for items in and around press area and continuously grasp product from a conveyor for up to 12 hours (4 hours at a time due to breaks). Moderate to frequent walking and lifting and/or move up to 50 lbs (20 lbs repetitively) is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close & distance vision, ability to adjust focus, and ability to distinguish color variations, peripheral and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually medium to loud. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed.