The Pouch Forming Machine Operator is responsible for setting up and operating the Pouch Forming Machine based on documentation such as die lines, order descriptions, and recipe cards to meet or exceed customer quality specifications by performing the following duties. Note: Operating parameters such as speed, temperature, pressure and other “secured” settings can only be adjusted by qualified supervision personnel. The operator will have a recipe to follow for product setup. The Pouch Forming operator is expected to understand the Fitment Inserter machine and skills to run that machine as a backup operator in the near future.
• Knowledge of, understanding of and compliance to all QOD’s that are associated with your job description.
• Actively participate in Hammer Packaging’s Lean, Quality, Product Safety, SQF (Safe Quality Foods), and Workplace Safety Programs.
• Reads job specifications and previous run data (if available) to determine mechanical machine adjustments and material requirements. Ensures job is in order prior to machine set-up.
• Installs and sets-up all tooling associated with the customer’s order. Operates push buttons or touch screen controls to load item recipe and/or operate machine.
• Constantly monitors machine operation to detect defects or machine malfunction. Makes corrections to alleviate out of specification product or contacts supervision for support.
• Measures workpiece to ensure compliance with customer’s specifications and determine accuracy of machine operation.
• Performs and records required quality testing on products produced, i.e. burst test, drop test, leak test, seal strength and dimension checks.
• Performs minor machine maintenance.
• Assists and works cooperatively with General Worker to stack, mark, pack, and transport finished boxes. Also works cooperatively with Fitment Inserter operator.
• Completes required documentation accurately and timely.
• Meets or exceeds prescribed job standard for line speeds, scrap, and set-up times.
• Reports any necessary maintenance of the machine to the production supervisor.
• Reports any unsafe working conditions to the production supervisor.
• Participates in on-going training opportunities and supports a continuous quality improvement environment.
• Review work instructions and procedures that are applicable to the position.
• Other duties as assigned by management and supervisors.
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent work history
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
• 1 to 2 years machine operating experience
• Ability to read a tape measure in millimeters and inches, blueprints, and drawings
• Ability to lift 40 pounds.