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Senior Operator 1 - NC

Company: PARAGON FILMS INC
Location: Taylorsville
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Senior Operator 1 is responsible for training new employees as well as monitoring activities within the Production Department during their assigned shift to ensure that production objectives are met in conjunction with quality standards. The Senior Operator provides leadership to their assigned production team by setting behavioral standards, providing guidance to team employees, relaying management's expectations for their daily production goals, the coordination, safe and efficient operation of all production equipment and the overall operation of their assigned lines. The Senior Operator 1 is a representative of Paragon's Core Values to other employees and ensures that their assigned team members are portraying those Core Values. This role must be knowledgeable in and follow all procedures needed to ensure the proper safe and efficient operations of their production line. Position works under established guidelines.
RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
--- Checks assigned production lines for correct set up, physically checks to make sure that lines are hooked up to the correct silos according to the set-up sheet and that the production paperwork reflects the correct resin and lot number
--- Checks product codes, casting units and vacuum box settings, checks temperatures, extruder set points and
percentages, polybutene and hopper auger set points
--- Will sign off on set up sheets, reviews and communicates set up sheets to Line Operators throughout the shift
--- Checks the extra roll area for products the line is running, constantly monitors line throughout the shift; monitoring temperatures, changeovers, roll quality and gauge
--- Communicates at shift change with oncoming Sr. Line Operators and Team managers to discuss any issues from previous shift and any other relevant news
--- Ensures team is fully staffed and operational, advising management of any staffing issues, problems
--- Ensures Logbook is accurate and up to date at end of the shift with explanations for scrap and downtime
--- Checks production schedules and prepare for upcoming changeovers, checks resin board for resin status, checks
line board for line cleanings and screen changes, check to see if polybutene needs to be pumped
--- Weekend and night shift duties includes ensuring railcars are being checked and monitored routinely to ensure resin is being pumped
--- Responsible for ensuring quality standards are being met on each shift including weights, edges, widths and cling, inspects product packaging to ensure proper packaging of all finished skids
--- Gains and demonstrates a full understanding of assigned production lines and process conditions for those lines, assumes leadership of production floor by providing guidance and assistance to other roles on production lines,answers questions, etc., responsible for ensuring all job responsibilities are being performed, as well as production related decisions such as line cleanings, assisting in change overs, etc., coordinates and schedules shift with Team Manager.
Works with Team Manager to train Line Operators; ensuring team is receiving on going and continuous training as needs dictate, will also be responsible for new hire training; ensuring proper training is received for new hires and providing ongoing mentoring and guidance to team members
--- Stays current and up to date on machinery in order to troubleshoot for a variety of issues on assigned line, performs troubleshooting in order to maintain production efforts, fine tunes equipment including to but not limited to die adjustment, setting of edge pins, winder adjustments, etc. in order to ensure quality standards are met
--- Monitors line and work area for cleanliness and performs periodic housekeeping tasks as needed to ensure lean and organized production floor; ensures work area is prepared and ready for shift change
--- Other duties, tasks or projects as assigned by management
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITY
--- Demonstrated proficiency in all previous roles
--- Advanced technical aptitude to understand machinery and systems within a production environment
--- Strong mechanical aptitude to understand and properly utilize basic hand tools with accuracy
--- Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement while adapting to fast paced environment and rapid changes, able to juggle multiple tasks and handle unexpected delays or events while maintaining constant attention to detail
--- High level of dependability regarding attendance and punctuality with the ability to be on call as need for maintenance issues
--- Ability to climb onto elevated elevated surfaces, railcars, silos, utilize ladders, stairs, step stools and other equipment necessary while following all applicable safety rules and guidelines
--- Strong organizational skills combined with good problem-solving skills
--- Proficient in the safe, efficient operation of a stretch film line as well as advanced knowledge of Paragon Films product line
--- Ability to practice and promote teamwork within our organization
--- Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to lead team members daily
--- Understanding and ability to communicate using the English language in both written and spoken form with ability to provide clear and concise instruction to new employees while teaching processes and procedures
--- Basic mathematic skills
--- Basic word and Excel skills for data entry
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.
--- Ability to use hands including fingers to hold, touch, see, feel, grip, squeeze, push, pull
--- Ability to perform pushing, pulling, forward exertion on a regular basis
--- Ability to have overhead extension with arms on a regular basis
--- Ability to use enhanced levels of manual dexterity with arms and hands to operate industrial power tools occasionally.
--- Ability to stand and walk continuously on concrete floor for 12-hour shifts
--- Ability stand, crouch, stoop, bend and squat frequently; Ability to kneel occasionally
--- Ability to climb stairs and ladders occasionally
--- Ability to work on elevated platforms
--- Ability to climb on uneven surfaces occasionally.
--- Ability to must regularly lift and or move up to 45-55lbs
--- Ability to occasionally lift and or move up to 65lbs
--- Ability to understand and communicate verbally, in person and over paging system
--- Ability to meet requirements of and utilize all PPE when required

--- PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:
--- High School diploma or equivalent preferred
Previous experience in a plastics manufacturing environment
Ability to read and interpret blueprints.

Environmental Conditions
The environment described here is meant to be representative of those an employee would normally encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.
The physical environment requires the employee to work inside in heat/cold; in a moderately loud environment. Required to use PPE while preforming job functions.
Special Job Dimensions:
Work involves overtime, shift rotations and schedule changes. Requires adherence to deadlines and project completion deadlines. PI132332768

Keywords: PARAGON FILMS INC, Gastonia , Senior Operator 1 - NC, Other , Taylorsville, North Carolina

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