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Novolex Operator Assistant in Yakima, Washington

At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.Job Title:Operator AssistantEntry Level Starts at $15.00 with room to advance!Position Summary:To ensure that product is being inspected for quality including, size, print and seal quality prior to shipment to customer. Accurate packaging and data collection for each order. Each employee should have a working understanding of their role in supporting the Food Safety Management System and the food safety hazards of the job to which they are assigned. Under the direction of the Operator and or Production Supervisor, the Operator Assistant will ensure that product is being inspected prior to shipment to customers.Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities:Quality Control:Responsible for checking job ticket extrusion instructionsNoting any size or gauge tolerancesNoting any special packaging or labeling instructionsChecking product to ensure it conforms to job ticket specs.Verifying size and sealCompleting andldquo;Size and Sealandrdquo; Chart (not S.P.C. Charts)Must understand importance of size and seal checksVerifying that gussets are set up correctlyCheck bags for defectsBlockingGels, blending problemsDirty Die FaceMust be able to check bag with sample to ensure print is correctHave operator verify ink color on sample swatch and monitor ink colorCheck product for treatCalculate bag weight in computerPackaging:Responsible for proper packaging of productsMust obtain proper packaging information from job ticketShould know pallet and crib sizesShould be familiar with different box sizesNeed to know location of packaging suppliesNeed to make up three hour supply of boxes/suppliesProduct must be packaged in a neat and professional mannerBags should be packaged neatlyData Collection:Responsible for entering production in computerMust understand importance of correct data entriesMust weigh every other roll/box and notify operator if not correctRoll stock andndash; all rolls must be weighedMust track all scrap and make entries in data collectionResponsible for correct job start and stop timesAccurate Roll and Case Weight:Must weigh every other roll/box and notify operator if weight changes +/- 5% of targetRoll stock - 18" and above: Every roll must be weighed2-up and 4-up rolls -18" and below: Must alternate weighing the top and bottom sets during roll changeBins of bags: Must weigh complete layers as per QC check-sheetOn start-ups, change-overs, or shift change: Every roll/box and layer in the bins must be weighed until the target weight is achieved.Labeling:Must obtain proper labeling information from job ticketResponsible for printing labelsLabeling must be done correctly and neatlyLabels should be centered and lined up on the boxMust ensure that pallet/bin labels are correctly completedResponsible for inserting a white label, with correct weight, into coreMachinery:Train for operator duties and responsibilities, including being able and willing to learn downstream equipment and maintenance operationsShould be able to perform basic adjustments on bag machinery, including changing curtains during downtime, changing knife blades, adjusting length during changeovers, adjusting web tension and initial seal setup.Should be able to