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Machine Operator Round Cast

Date: Jun 24, 2019

Location: St. Joseph, MO, 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


Sealed Air St Joseph MO manufactures food grade film for food packaging in a climate controlled, clean environment.


To operate an extrusion line in a safe and orderly manner at Standard Operating Conditions (SOC) to manufacture a quality product in the most efficient manner possible.


  1.  Operate equipment to produce finished goods to production specifications.
    1. Understand and be able to safely STOP equipment during normal conditions and during and emergency situation.  Know how to E-Stop the machine.
    2. Set Machine up to SOC using the appropriate conditions found in SAP
      1. Use the Human Machine Interface(HMI) to set run conditions and adjust as necessary within SOC to safely make a quality product
      2. Understand and perform winder Function and tension adjustment as necessary to ensure quality roll profile
      3. Perform Rate adjustments with in SOC allowances.
      4. Understand Blender Operation,  and perform Cleaning, Adjustments, and Changeover
      5. Understand Treater operation, and perform Cleaning, Adjustments, and changeover
      6. Perform Line start up and Line shut down
      7. Understand and safely operate extruders
      8. Winder and extrusion line threading with rope or film
      9. Understand and safely purge extruders, and change screen packs with specified screens.
      10. Follow all EAT or standard operating procedures(SOP) to safely and efficiently operate the line
      11. Understand and perform a bubble pull to get line into production
      12. Understand and operate deflate, winder, and secondary nips
      13. Set up and Safely handle edge ripper or slit in line blades as applicable
      14. Use the trouble shooting guides to identify and solve extrusion issues including but not limited to gels and wrinkles.
      15. Perform line changeover activities to safely and efficiently change over from one product to the next. 
      16. Ability to use SAP to fulfill job functions
      17. Ensure proper labeling of all film


Job Description Cont.

Where applicable

  1. Understand Water Ring, Gaskets, Shoe Cart and Shoe and be able to adjust as necessary to safely manufacture a quality product – Round Cast
  2. Understand Air Ring, Internal Bubble Cooling (IBC) and be able to adjust as necessary to safely manufacture a quality product.  – Blown Film
  3. Understand Chill Roll, Pinners, and Oven and be able to adjust as necessary to safely manufacture a quality product.  – Flat Cast
  4. Understand an Erema pelletizer and be able to adjust as necessary to safely manufacture a quality product. – All Lines
  5. Understand an ISRA or DR Schenk vision system and be able to adjust as necessary to identify substandard product in a timely manner and safely manufacture a quality product. – All Lines
  1. Assist Process Engineer, Maintenance and TPL in trouble shooting.
  2. Follow the production schedule as issued by production control.
  3. Attend and participate in team meetings as required.
  4. Participate to ensure the success of the Performance Management System(PMS)
  5. Provide adequate turnover to the shift oncoming shift.
  6. Coordinate special projects as they are assigned
  7. Break out operators for lunches/breaks and fill in where/when required
  8. Maintain excellent housekeeping and recycling practices in your work area
  9. Complete all required computer and paperwork, including checklists and PMS paperwork
  10. Participate in scheduled Preventative Maintenance (PM) activities
  11. Understand ISO and GFSI and be able to discuss key elements
  12. Other additional tasks as assigned by management


  1. Safe use of Klever Kutter, Envelope Cutter, Scissors, Hoist, Hand and Power tools, etc
  2. Operation of motorized handling devices including Lift truck, walk behind, core extractors, and electric pallet jack
  3. Responsible for all equipment necessary to perform assigned tasks


  • Strong mechanical aptitude is desired.
  • Must be able to use computer and set up machine though computer files.
  • Must be able to follow our safety guidelines.
  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Ability to pass training retirements to become qualified on one or machine production lines.
  • Must have good communication skills both personal and via Email
  • Multiple machine qualifications preferred. 
  • Must have outstanding troubleshooting skills
  • Must have good judgment with decision making in regards to Safety and Quality.
  • Ability to complete production related documentation on both computer and paper forms
  • Must have excellent team skills
  • Ability to take direction from several individuals
  • Ability to work additional overtime if required to get the job tasks completed
  • Self-motivated and ability to make decisions

Physical Activity 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.

The employee is required on 12 hour shift to:

  • stand – 70+%
  • walk – 70+%
  • sit – 10%
  • reach overhead – 30%
  • kneel – 10%
  • bend – 30%
  • climb stairs – 30%
  • climb ladders – 10%
  • must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds overhead to a height of 72 inches repeatedly over a 12 hour shift.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include average vision, color and depth perception.

Required Safety Equipment:

  • Eye/Face Protection (Safety glasses)
  • Safety Shoes
  • Hearing Protection

Requisition id: 27209 

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. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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