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Thermoforming Operator Level 1

Company: Huhtamaki US
Location: Coleman
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Inspired to grow with your experience, learn and share with new colleagues?

Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, enabling wellbeing and convenience. Our innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, ensuring hygiene and safety, and help prevent food waste.

We are committed to protecting food, people and the planet and are on the lookout for passionate and consummate professionals to join our growing team to help us deliver on our ambitious 2030 Strategy. We look for colleagues who Care, Dare and Deliver.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

This list is not all encompassing and other duties may be assigned.

* Works safely and applies safe practices at all times.

* Removes and installs form tool inserts, when applicable.

* Verifies and documents the equipment settings, process settings, and product specifications prior to start up and/or taking over the line.

* Starts up the former, trim press and support equipment in a safe, efficient manner.

* Operates former adhering to predetermined parameter settings for the specific job.

* Troubleshoots the process by identifying, analyzing, and correcting problems in form, trim, lip roller, and bagging processes.

* Immediately notifies Packers and QA of defective product.

* Inspects finished product routinely and records inspections.

* Accurately records process data including downtime, etc. on daily shift reports and/or project reports and forwards reports to the Supervisor.

* Communicates and coordinates activities with appropriate personnel, both inside and outside of the department including Maintenance, Warehouse, Tooling, and QA.

* Performs Line Clearance at the end of each production run and prior to initiating the following start up of the next job.

* Identifies and labels film, corrugate, and other process materials.

* Cleans former, trim press, and immediate support equipment and maintains a clean, organized, safe work area continuously throughout the shift.

* Adheres to and complies to all General Manufacturing Practices (GMP's).

* Applies knowledge to improve production processes and procedures within set standards.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school graduate or GED equivalent preferred but not required. Previous grinder experience helpful and one to two years' previous thermoforming experience preferred. Possess a valid State of Michigan drivers license. Previous fork lift driving experience helpful.

Communication/Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents including, but not limited to, safety rules, policies, procedures, quality specifications, and written reports or correspondence.

Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in small units of measure using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in a standardized situation.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the 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 of the position.

While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to:

* stand in a designated area for long periods of time.

* lift 30 pounds on a regular basis with no assistance and heavier weights with assistance.

* occasionally lift 30 pounds above shoulder height.

* stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, squat, and crouch.

* reach above, at, below, and to the side, while twisting body and twisting at waist.

* climb stairs and ladders on an occasional basis.

* pull non-powered pallet jacks while loaded with up to 1000 lbs of material.

* work on platforms at various heights.

* grip small pieces/parts

* twist hands at wrist while gripping and/or carrying items

Employee must have vision abilities required by this job which include:

* close vision
* peripheral vision
* distance vision
* depth perception
* color vision
* ability to adjust focus

Employee must have sufficient hearing to be aware of sirens and horns which alert people to danger.

While performing this job, the employee must wear PPE, follow GMP's, be trained in knife safety.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job the employee will work in an environment with:

* above normal heat conditions

* noise levels exceeding 90 decibels

* light dust in the air

* flashing lights

* sirens and horns

* powered moving equipment passing nearby

Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Employee must be able to work various hours and various shifts which may include overtime. The facility is a 24/7 operation which includes weekdays and weekends. Maintaining good attendance is required.

Join us to shape the future together!

Keywords: Huhtamaki US, Flint , Thermoforming Operator Level 1, Other , Coleman, Michigan

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