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Sr Operator - Foam Fabrication


Nashville, TN, US, 37086

REQ ID:  36693

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to make our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit


Sr. Operator - Foam Fabrication

Shift: Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm 

This position is eligible to receive $1000.00 Sign-on Bonus! 

Healthcare Benefits available on Day ONE!  That’s health, dental, vision, and more! 

401K match! Employees are paid weekly.


Work as part of a team having responsibility for to help with foam fabrication. Set up and operate various machines to cut, form, shape, wrap foam or plastic parts for assembly, storage and shipping.  Provides support to Assembler, Assistant Operator and Operators.    

Job Description

  • Ability to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form.  Review work orders or job samples to determine components, settings, and adjustments for machine setup and operational specifications.
  • Set up and operate a variety of production equipment or machinery.   Monitor production machinery/equipment operation to detect problems.  Adjust machines as necessary to synchronize speed of machine components.   Clean and lubricate machines, conveyors, blades, saws or knives.
  • Assemble and operate the most difficult machines skillfully.  
  • Ability to be reassigned to any line or onto any machine. 
  • Lead and provide on the job training for Assembler, Assistant Operator and Operators.
  • Load or unload material or work pieces into machinery.   Position, adjust and secure material or work pieces against stops or automatic feeding mechanisms, manually or using tools.   Machine setup instructions should be posted near the machine, always ask questions to clarify instructions.
  • Responsible for product quality and accuracy.   Examine work to verify conformance to specifications.   Inspect products for defects, and measure work pieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using tape measure or other measuring instruments.
  • Maintain accurate inventory, production and time keeping records.   Enter data into production software.
  • Operate all foam machines on the floor and lease assistant foam fabrication operators and foam assemblers.  
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Practice personal safety and follow all safety practices and procedures.  Comply with all policies, practices and procedures.  Report all unsafe activities to management.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.


  • 1 to 2 years or more of experience in a manufacturing setting
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Requires attention to detail and being thorough in completing work tasks
  • Ability to add and subtract 2 digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s
  • Ability to print and speak simple sentences 
  • Ability to follow visual and oral instructions


Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift up to 25 lbs, sit, stand or walk.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must have manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Total Rewards

Starting your first day, Sealed Air offers our employees a comprehensive Total Rewards package with Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision), Wellness Programs, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits (401k matching program), Profit Sharing and other perks such as:

  • Competitive PTO that increases with tenure
  • Legal Plan coverage & Identity Theft Protection
  • 10 paid Company Holidays
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • Unused Sick Time Payout of 100%
  • Pet Insurance
  • Health Savings Account – including HSA contributions and wellness incentives
  • Recognition Program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Educational Assistance
  • Company Paid Paternity Leave
  • Scholarship Award Program
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Requisition id: 36693 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.

Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.

Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

Job Segment: Fabrication, Supply Chain, Equipment Operator, Supply, Manufacturing, Operations

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