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Operator - Extrusion

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: Holyoke, MA, US

Company: Sealed Air Corporation

Sealed Air Corporation is a knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, enable a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.5 billion in sales in 2017 and has approximately 15,000 employees who serve customers in 122 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description
‰Ñ Manufactures sufficient quantities of quality products at or below budgeted production costs in order to meet marketplace demand ‰Ñ Sets up equipment operation feed, speed and temperature ‰Ñ Follows established procedures for operating various conventional and/or CNC (computerized numerical control) manufacturing equipment for tasks such as cutting, punching, forming, drilling, tapping, turning, milling, and stamping to fabricate, form or shape manufactured parts, tools or parts assemblies from raw materials ‰Ñ Selects and measures raw materials and parts to specifications to prepare for production processing ‰Ñ Resolves issues related to the organization's production, machinery, processing and/or packaging operations ‰Ñ Responsibilities are within Manufacturing/Operations Function as a generalist or in a combination of Disciplines
Job Description Cont.

Operators are responsible for all activities on their machine for their shift.

  • Follow all Safety Procedures
    • Plant Safety Prcedures
    • JSA’s
    • Lckout/Tagout
    • 5S/Husekeeping
  • Read and follow production schedules and notes
    • Decipher 40 character material descriptin code
    • Determine previusly produced quantities and quantity remaining to be produced
    • Read and fllow additional production notes on schedule (English)
  • Maintain Raw Material and WIP inventories and communicate issues
    • Accurate prduct identification and cycle counting
    • Timely and god communication skills with other production personnel and plant management
  • Machine Set-up
    • Select the crrect materials for the scheduled production
    • Decipher 40 character SAP material descriptin
  • Machine Operation
    • Operatrs need to operate computer and machine setting controls
    • Prduce the correct quality products at the standard rate or better
  • Machine Shutdown
    • Perfrm housekeeping and return unused materials to their appropriate stocking locations

·         Packaging

o   Correctly label and bag finished goods

o   Correctly and neatly stack rolls in the storage area

·         Preventative Maintenance

o   Perform shift and weekly pm

o   Use WD40, Citrus Clean and various oils, grease and lubricants

·         Quality Testing

o   Perform quality testing during first product inspection and hourly

o   Measure and record production parameters and material density

·         Production and Quality Recording

o   Accurately complete all production and quality forms and logs

Turn in all forms to the correct locations/personnel


QUALIFICATIONS: Operators need to have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Operators need to demonstrate mechanical aptitude and computer entry skills. Operators need to be able to understand and follow English based instructions, schedules and safety documentation. Operators need to be able to read a tape measure/ruler. Operators need to be able to stand for 7 ½ hours, package rolls weighing up to 50 lbs for up to 7.5 hours per day, manually lift scrap material weighing up to 50 lbs for disposal, manually lift materials onto a 4” high pallet for up to 7.5 hours per day, and operate a powered forklift to retrieve and return raw materials and finished goods.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Operator may be required to coordinate and oversee the efforts of temporary employees when additional production is required. 


POSITION TYPE: This is a full time position, a 40 hour work week, with possible mandatory seasonal overtime.


WORK ENVIRONMENT/DYNAMICS: Operators must wear all appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to include safety glasses, steel toe shoes and cut gloves at a minimum. Operators are expected to have their time cards punched and be at their machines ready for work, five minutes prior to the start of their shift. Operators will be working in a production facility that is not air-conditioned, temperatures may seasonally exceed 90 degrees.  Operators need to be flexible in their work assignments.


WORK YEAR: The operator’s work calendar is based on a 5 day work week, 8 hour a day work schedule, with the exception of planned holiday and vacation days.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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