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Experienced Bag line/Converting Operators

Location: Hemingway, SC


Operates bag machine to produce quality bags in a safe and timely manner.  Performs both quality inspections and press side management.  Routinely completes first piece inspections, shift reports, work orders and complete ink viscosity checks.


Key Relationships

  • Reports directly to the appropriate Shift Manager
  • The Shift Manager will manage a team of up to six bag line operators
  • Commonly interacts with technical managers, Shift Managers and Maintenance Manager


Major Responsibilities

  • Safety
  • Ensures proper LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) procedures are being followed as directed by Safety Committee
  • Reports any safety, quality or mechanical/technical issues to Shift Manager
  • Shift Requirements
  • Performs Quality Audits every hour and enters results into computer quality program.
  • Checks Ink Viscosity every hour. Records on Ink Viscosity Checklist and submits to Technical Manager on a daily basis.
  • Records scrap weight on shift report on a daily basis
  • Assists other operators with order changes to facilitate order changes made in a timely manner
  • Ensures machine is running the optimum speed while ensuring safety, quality and efficiency
  • Ensures that finished goods and WIP tags are entered correctly in computer system
  • Prepares for upcoming order and/or roll changes
  • Other duties as required by management team
  • Maintenance
  • Performs minor maintenance on the machine such as but not limited to: changing hole punch dies, lubrication, cleaning rollers, etc.
  • Assists maintenance and technical manager with monthly preventative maintenance on machines



Job Requirements/Preferences


  • High School Diploma
  • 3 or more years of manufacturing experience
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work independently without much supervision
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to comply with strict attendance policy
  • Oriented towards achieving high productivity and quality goals
  • Minimum score of 4 on the following WIN Skill Assessments
    • Reading for Information
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Locating Information



  • Technical or vocational degree
  • Plastics manufacturing experience
  • Supervisory or team leadership experience


Key Performance Indicators

  • No safety or quality issues
  • Depending upon the machine they are running – efficiency between 35% and 42%
  • Quality audit frequency below 60
  • Waste below 6%
  • Recording first piece inspection shift reports and work orders correctly
  • Able to perform minor maintenance on machine
  • Able to complete order changes in a timely and efficient manner

Special Position Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts, including nights and weekends

To apply, email HR@wastezero.com