Gluer Operator - Mebane, NC

Mebane / North Carolina / United States

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Gluer Operator - Mebane, NC

7411 Oakwood St Extension, PO Box 408
Mebane, North Carolina, 27302
United States

The Opportunity:


The Gluer Operator is responsible for running any gluer safely, producing conforming cartons at a high rate of speed to achieve production standards with minimal waste. Must complete all hourly checks and maintain quality consistent with cGMP practices and specifications. Must complete all production and process control documentation. Must relieve crew members for breaks, lunches and communicate with crew members to solve any problems that may arise quickly. Must complete make readies on all gluers efficiently and complete all key areas of the Start Up Checklist prior to sign-off and start-up.




· Determine machine speed and know approximate production at all times. Exceed minimum production standards


· Know approximately how much more cartons to glue and how many more cases are needed to complete an order


· Check and understand all detection systems, electronic counters as well as sensors


· Able to make machine adjustments in order to maintain machine at safety, quality and production standards


· Promote teamwork within crew to minimize machine downtime


· Check for scrap and quality defects on flat stock; continuously check for quality defects of the finished product


· Must strive to find ways to reduce variability in manufacturing processes to increase quality


· Must do hourly quality checks and record results


· Be willing to try new methods and engage in a problem solving culture


· Be sure work area is kept clean at all times- identifies items in the work area that are no longer used and alerts leadership. Finds ways to label and create visual markings to make tools/parts easy to find and return


· Use and wear all protective gear as required (ear plugs, safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hair nets)


· Make Ready: Set up all gluers to precise measurements and alignments within allotted time for next production run


· Perform other duties as assigned by manager, supervisor, lead person



What You Need to Succeed:


· High school diploma or equivalent


· A minimum of five years of operator experience


· Good leadership and communication skills


· The ability to operate all finishing equipment with proficiency


· The ability to train machine tenders on gluers, auto packers and related equipment


· Good organizational and planning skills


· Strong safety orientation-role model for safe behavior


· Teamwork skills


Additional hours above regular scheduled shift may be possible to cover for absences or vacation days, along with meeting production needs.


What we offer:

Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.





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