Machine Operator - AV/Folding Carton: Augusta, Maine

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Machine operators set up and operate various bindery equipment. This position focuses mainly on AV and Folding Carton Machines. Machine operators setup the machine to run, following guidelines set in the job ticket, load onto and unload printed material from the machines, perform scheduled maintenance and oversee any helpers assigned during the run. Die Cutter/Foil Stamp Operators are responsible for the set-up, operation and will perform other duties as assigned on die cutting machines. These machines include, but are not limited to:
Heidelberg Windmill, Heidelberg 32" Cylinder, 22" Kluge, 28" Brausse, 40" SBL, 40" Brausse, and Bobst AV and Folding Carton Equipment. Applicants should have at least 5 years' experience on some or all of these machines. Experience with other bindery and finishing equipment is a plus.
o Read and understand work order completely. Visually inspect all work order materials and specifications and report all problems to supervisor.
o Check paper and die against order.
o Machine setup and make ready
o Making adjustments to machines during run
o Handling printed material
o Moving skids
o Packing boxes
o Communicate effectively with all appropriate personnel.
o Check floor and equipment continuously for hazards.
o Maintain quantity counts.
o Efficiently setting up and performing all score/perforate, die cut, emboss, foil stamp and/or combinations of these operations.
o Clean and maintain die cutting area and machines.
o Separate scrap.
o Retrieve and put away dies.
o Maintain quantity counts.
o Monitor condition of dies and provide feedback when dies need to be sharpened.
o Conduct quality checks during each job. Each job must be double checked, by a supervisor, before the run. Once the job is running the operator must work independently and maintain consistent quality through the run.
o Additional responsibilities as required.
Five years of experience operating production machinery is required, and experience on AV and or Folder Gluer Equipment is required as part of that experience.
High school diploma.
Must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to read and understand written and verbal instructions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS (in a usual workday)
Stand Total hours/day 7.5 Hours at one time 3.5
Walk Total hours/day 1.0 Hours at one time 0.25
Lifting Total hours/day 1.0 Hours at one time 0.25
(> 50lbs)

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