Machine Operator
Tension Envelope Corporation 7 reviews - South Hackensack, NJ

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QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and three months manufacturing experience and/or training.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively communicate with fellow associates and customers.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate and percent and to interpret bar graphs. Ability to read a ruler.

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


Must have good dexterity for all the repetitive hand and wrist movements.

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 regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Job Description:
The Machine Operator is responsible for checking the quality of the envelopes being manufactured, packing finished product into boxes, and other support of envelope manufacturing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Checks production jacket and copy with envelopes being folded to confirm they are the same, places an approved sample on the machine.

Checks the work of the previous shift for quality and correct packing.

Checks boxes and cartons on the skid. Informs Lead Operator or Supervisor immediately if count does not comply with count on folding record.

Notifies Lead Operator or Supervisor if any work from previous shift needs inspection.

Removes folded envelopes from the delivery table, fans envelopes and visually inspects and packs in boxes or cartons. Places rejected envelopes in waste container or sets aside for final inspection. Replaces any rejected envelopes with extra envelopes placed on the delivery table for this purpose. Moves cartons from packing stand to conveyor or to skids or pallets.

Performs quality checks on envelopes including, but not limited to

-Seal, back and window gum to determine if there is proper adhesion to the paper,
-Tears, hole at the corners, splits at the sides, and top and bottom folds,
-Proper size,
-Printing for correct color, copy and print.

Orders stock boxes, cartons and supplies.

Labels and marks cartons according to instructions on the production jacket. Stamps every carton with date stamp including date, shift and operator number.

Completes Machine Work Record and other required record keeping on a timely basis.

May jog, fan and feed die cut blanks into a machine. Checks for missing or bad printing on printed stock.

Checks machine counter at the beginning of the shift and again in the middle of the shift.

Cleans machine area, removes paper waste and mops floor around machine.

May provide training and monitor performance of Machine Operator Trainees.

Prepares the machine for start up and supports the Envelope Folding Machine Adjuster by clearing simple jams, pulling blanks and monitoring portions of the machine while the Adjuster is troubleshooting and attempting to start the machine. Assists the Adjuster with machine changes by blowing down machines, wiping and assisting with press wash ups.

Obtain information from previous shift Operator/Inspection and briefs oncoming Operator/Inspector about equipment status, order status and special operating conditions.

Performs other duties as assigned.

About this company
7 reviews
Tension Envelope has an ambition to seal up its market. The family-owned and operated company makes more than 11 billion envelopes each...