Machine Operator Apprentice
Boxes, Inc. - St. Louis, MO

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This position is a 12-hour shift, 36 hours-per-week scheduled. 5:00 am to 5:30 pm. with available overtime.
Job Title: Machine Operator Apprentice
Department: Plant
Reports To: Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary Feeds precut corrugated sheets into machine that prints, scores, perforates, and slots them for forming into boxes, displays, or other items by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Loads precut sheets into automatic machine feeder, or positions stacks of paperboard sheets against guides on feed table and inserts each sheet into machine feed rollers.

Adjusts scoring, perforating, and slotting disks or knives in machine as directed by using wrench and tape measure.

Performs setups and hangs dies or assists in hanging dies using appropriate tools and resources.

Fills ink reservoirs with ink of specified color. Measures PH levels and ink viscosity while maintaining quality print.

Off bears materials from machine and stack processed sheets for further processing.

Assist operator of machine equipped with gluing and folding attachment.

Sorts and selects materials and products and rejects defective materials, following specifications, instructions, and quality standards.

Inspects and measures materials and products for defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.

Identifies and marks materials, products, and samples, following instructions outlined on factory tickets/print cards

Records production and operational information and data on specified quality conformance forms.

Modifies materials and products during manufacturing process to meet customer quality requirements.

Moves controls to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment.

Strip die cuts.

Operates Bandsaw

Operates bandsaw that cuts or slots sheets of paperboard for box blanks or partitions

Reads work order for specifications of box blanks, partitions, or pads.

Stacks sheets of paperboard on work surface of bandsaw, squares edges of sheets, and fastens sheets together, using clamps.

Bundle and unitize products and materials.

Cleans and maintains machinery, equipment, and work areas to ensure proper functioning and safe working conditions. Participates in 5s program.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three - six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience in the printing industry or corrugated industry preferred.

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to correctly measure and correctly read a tape measure.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of RPM and PDE Manufacturing software.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and talk or hear. 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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.