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Assistant Machine Operator


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The Assistant Operator is responsible to Plant Management for the day-to-day safe operation of the machine.  Must be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of mechanical functions of the machine and display a working knowledge of trouble-shooting ability.   The Assistant helps in the set-up of all sections of the machine and stacker sections, as directed by the Operator.  Ensures the quality of the finished product produced at the machine.  Assures that productivity and throughput levels are maintained at the machine.  Responsible for assisting in run rate improvements, quality improvements and downtime elimination at the machine center.  Responsible for all associated order paperwork.  The Assistant Operator assigned to the Post Specialty Gluer would need to understand basic principles of corrugated, flutes, and corrugation direction.  Also, must have the mechanical ability to learn the various attachments used at the Post, including picks, plows, Accu-Fold system, folding swords, etc. 

Job Requirements:


  • Must follow all safety rules and procedures; watch out for self and team member’s safety at all times.  Always follow lock out and tag out procedures; always use personal protective equipment (safety glasses, earplugs, steel-toed shoes & others as required).

  • Must understand and carry out housekeeping standards. 

  • Must demonstrate teamwork and resolve issues effectively and professionally. 

  • Must be capable of running machine at safe speeds and top quality to meet customer needs.

  • Must be able to set up and make adjustments to all parts of the entire machine.  Adds/removes machine parts by hand, utilizing wrenches.   Feeds and monitors the corrugated sheets and makes necessary adjustments including moving gates, and cranking the folding rails, etc.  

  • Demonstrated ability to detect, prevent, and resolve quality issues, involving management for resolution of issues or confirming quality expectations as needed. 

  • Must be able to read a standard tape measure, read and thoroughly understand job specifications, and follow written and oral directions.

  • Must be a self-starter, able to operate from directions or independently as needed

  • Demonstrated ability to add and subtract all units of measure. 

  • A comprehension level is required to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in English in written or oral form and to deal with problems. 

  • Constant standing, walking, and reaching at or below shoulder level; frequent twisting, bending, and lifting from the ground; repetitive lifting up to 20 pounds.

  • Must be willing and able to work daily and weekly overtime, including weekends, typically occasional Saturdays, as business conditions require.

  • Must be willing to accept direction from the Operator in order to insure the most efficient operation possible

  • Able to learn the Operator’s position so that continuous run processes can be established, as needed

  • All other duties as assigned




International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Milltown, NJ, US, 8850

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Nov 24, 2021

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