Machine Helpers
Pratt Industries - Wichita, KS

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Job Description

Responsible for all activities associated with helping operators on all presses including setup, operation, cleanup, and recommending improvements to operations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESSet-up slotting, feed, and die cut sections on machine accurately in accordance with proper setup techniques.

Ensure all bolts for cutting dies are in place and tightly secured.

Check anilox rolls for damage.

Assist operator in other duties.

Monitor board quality, including - loose liner, warp, dimensions, caliper, and any other defects. Report any quality problems to the operator and sort as necessary to keep the machine running.

Work at pace set by the machine operator.

Cross-train on other machines as necessary.

Be willing to move up the line of progression to operator regardless of shift.

Complete necessary reports in an accurate and timely manner.

Turn in maintenance work orders to supervision for needed repairs. Be proactive in the maintenance of equipment.

Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.

Helps operators adhere to production schedule. Makes recommendations for optimizing the schedule to meet cost, quality and service goals. Reports any unusual scheduling issues to Supervisor.

Additional duties may be assigned by management.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or GED.

Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:

  • Prior work experience in the corrugated industry.
  • 6 months experience as a Flexo or DieCut Helper.
  • 6 months experience in the Press and Finishing Department.


  • LANGUAGE SKILLSAble to read and follow instructions on factory masters.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAble to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy. Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate. Able to apply concepts of high school math.

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or graphic form. Ability to deal with problems involving one or more concrete variables in standardized situations.

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    The individual must have a working knowledge of the following:

    Equipment design and capabilities that can be translated into efficient operation.

    Product layouts and production specifications

    Product quality specifications

    Quality standards

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    May be required to maintain a current Lift Truck Operator License.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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