Corrugated Machine Operator, 3rd Shift, South Plainfield NJ

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Corrugated Machine Operator, 3rd Shift, South Plainfield NJ

901 Durham Ave
South Plainfield, New Jersey, 07080
United States

GENERAL PURPOSE: Operate the corrugated box making machines to efficiently and effectively meet the plant’s demand for corrugated boxes and the overall scheduling needs for the department.


  • Operates the box making machines.
  •  Assists in developing a weekly schedule for upcoming orders with the Planning Department.
  • Tracks all KanBan sizes to insure that there is an adequate replenishment of boxes as needed.
  • Inspects and verifies the quality of the boxes being produced through checklists and auditing so that there are formal processes in place that are documented for compliance.
  • Manages the Assistant Box Maker to insure that they are following all procedures including safety, quality and overall production procedures.
  • Works with the Finishing Manager, Planning, and Purchasing to insure that there is an adequate flow of raw material sheets to meet our demand.
  • Performs recommended preventative maintenance on the machines and track through formal documentation.
  • Follows all 5S policies for tool display shadow boards and all organization procedures 100% of the time.
  • Tracks production, waste, Cartons Per Crewed Hour, and other performance metrics to insure that we are judging our performance through established goals.  When goals are not met, a root cause and actions are established to eliminate or reduce the causes of inefficiencies.
  • Ensures all product is labeled, palletized and documented properly to meet the needs of Finishing and Quality for traceability of material.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.



  • Must have experience operating manufacturing equipment. Experience operating box making machines a plus.
  • Must be able operate a computer and be able to do basic functions in Radius to document production, word processing for communication, and basic overall computer skills.
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have the ability to read and write instructions and correspondence.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Must have strong mathematical skills.
  • Must be able to maintain good attendance.
  • Must have basic personal computer skills including e-mail and word processing.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed; significant overtime may be required during busy periods.
  • Must have the ability to meet and/or pass the minimum requirement on a mechanical test or have demonstrated mechanical aptitude through prior work experience.
  • Must pass ruler test.
  • Must have prior experience running a corrugated box machine.
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining
a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.


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