Cutting Operator - Conover, NC

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Cutting Operator - Conover, NC

214 Conover Blvd SE
Conover, North Carolina, 28613
United States

Compensation discussion $56,000 + profit sharing (depending upon exp/qualifications)

Career Opportunity

Responsible for daily operation of cutters while maintaining production numbers, quality, and safety.  Maintain housekeeping and 5S to standards set by management.  Support the purpose of the team as stated in the “why” page by participating in initiatives and activities, and attending all meetings scheduled during shift.  Additional job duties as assigned by department manager.

  • Min 3-5 years operator exp.

  • Ability to makeready, operate and troubleshoot a Bobst 142-CER and or 162 CER or CER II cutter (these are sheet fed, flat cutting bed, large format die cutters.

  • Testing and Measuring Ability (General Math): Ability to use and read basic measurement devices, (calculator, tape measure, and ruler.) Learn to operate score bend. Lift truck certification and pallet jack operation. General mechanical aptitude. Pass Farnsworth Munsel-100 Hue Test.

  • Written/Verbal Communications Skills: Must follow detailed instructions for training and quality.

  • Computer Skills: Basic computer skills.

  • Knowledge of Cartons: Perform quality checks on cartons being processed.


  • Determine priorities.
  • Pre-make ready as required.
  • Make-ready as required.
  • Perform general maintenance of the cutting presses.
  • Perform daily operation of the cutting department by staging loads to be cut.
  • Enter production in computer.
  • Check one carton per die position on each load for correct cut and register.
  • Support plant policies and initiatives. 
  • Increase department wide communication (particularly using e-mail)
  • Plan MR’s and run speeds in advance and report successes for failures
  • Understands the department’s key goals and gives feedback on progress or the lack thereof.
  • Communicate with opposite shift


Essential/Marginal Functions and Physical Requirements

  • Essential: Load and unload skids, walking up and down stairs. Use air hose daily. Sweep and clean press area daily.

  • Marginal: Drive a tow motor (certification required). Sweep press daily, take out trash, and sweep under cassette.


    Education Requirement(s): Minimum High School Diploma/GED.


If this sounds great to you and you think you fit in, please submit your application. We want to hear from you!


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