MeadWestvaco - Slatersville, RI

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MWV is a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions . Our fresh insights, innovative products, global manufacturing, and unparalleled service make us the partner of choice for many of the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, and tobacco industries. Our end-market expertise is also the foundation for success in our other businesses – Specialty Chemicals and the Community Development and Land Management Group.
We touch people’s lives every day, everywhere. We help people keep track of their medications ( Dosepak ®, and Shellpak ® packaging), take care of their homes and gardens ( Mixor ® Trigger Sprayers) and their communities ( Evotherm ® asphalt). We develop products and solutions that not only grow our customers’ brands, but also improve our – and their – customers’ quality of life.

With about 15,000 employees worldwide, MWV operates in 30 countries and serves customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.

MWV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Responsible for operating and controlling the extrusion process for all compounded material and for weighing and blending materials to be extruded, up to 1,000 lbs. batches.


Responsible for mixing materials prior to being extruded as needed. Stores prepared materials is designated areas utilizing a forklift. Troubleshoots extruder for process control. Performs some preventative maintenance and replaces some parts (e.g., fuses, blades).

Ensures weight of extruded materials is recorded in logbook. Record all colors and extruding time on a daily log sheet. Responsible for activating the exhaust system and scale start up at the shift start up. Collects appropriate amount of additives and concentrates. Weighs pigment, additives, and concentrates. Submits samples of color to Supervisor for approval.

Upon completion cleans the machine and the surrounding area.

Responsible for completing a daily production report. Maintains all other appropriate paperwork in company format. Performs all work in a safe manner to include the proper use of personal protective equipment.


Performs material grinding operations as required/assigned.

Assist in bagging area as needed.

Responsible for emptying silos as necessary and moving to designated location.

Moves barrels weighing up to and including 200 pounds and skids of materials up to 1300 lbs using a pump jack.

Delivers material to other buildings when process is completed.

Responsible for retrieving units from warehouse utilizing forrklift, adding necessary additives to achieve color desired and deducting from inventory.

Unitizes specific colored concentrates into bags as needed. Packs finished units on pallet and bring to warehouse for shipment.

Maintains a neat and orderly work area, keeping walkways and aisles clear. Performs general housekeeping duties such as sweeping and trash removal. When work in primary classification is not available, may perform other duties according to skill and availability.

United States of America

Rhode Island


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Full Time

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