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Feeder Glue Operator Trainee - Marion, NC - Night Shift

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WestRock is currently seeking a Feeder Glue Operator Trainee on the night shift.

1659 East Court St. Marion, NC, 28752

Career Opportunity:

The Feeder/Glue Operator Trainee is responsible for feeding gluers and training on all duties of the Gluer Operator.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Feeds machines upon completion of make-ready.
  • Throughout production run, perform checks to ensure cartons are folding properly and glue application is consistent and accurate.
  • Monitors identification bars on multiple order jobs to prevent mixed items.
  • Monitors Leary Detection system to ensure quality product.
  • Ensures any non-conforming materials are identified.
  • Sets up and utilizes Label-Aire equipment for jobs that require tags or labels.
  • Will be responsible for the repair and preventative maintenance of gluers. Either individually or with the assistance of Maintenance Personnel.
  • Performs line clearance according to established QOP.
  • Reviews job jacket to determine specifications and/or special instructions for job and examines approved sample to determine gluing areas folding areas, and pre-breaks required to produce carton.
  • Sets up and makes adjustments to gluer to achieve specifications including proper fold/gluing, opening force, score balance.
  • Makes a determination as to the number of cartons to pack in case to provide consistent case counts.
  • Examines glue pot and if necessary, clean; check level of glue in glue pot on all gluers and in drum for extrusion systems.
  • Sets barcode scanner, challenges barcode scanner to ensure proper function.
  • Sets Leary Detection system (glue scanner); challenges all functions to ensure proper quality.
  • Begins production run.
  • Works closely with Managers and Supervisors to insure proper crewing and schedule for the shift.
  • Trains new associates hired for trainee positions.
  • Trains existing operators on additional pieces of equipment (i.e. gluers, Label-Aire equipment, hot melt equipment, Leary systems, etc.)
  • Assists other operators during make-readies.
  • Troubleshoots machine issues and reasons for non-conforming product.

What you need to succeed:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent G.E.D.
  • Prior experience as a Glue Operator. (Lead Glue Operator).
  • 5-years work related experience in a manufacturing environment and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. (Glue Operator & Lead Operator)
  • Good computer skills - data entry & various machine functions controlled by computer.
  • Good problem-solving skills - able to diagnose problems on gluer as well as assist others with the same.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction.
  • Good communicator and able to monitor Finishing team members to enable them to perform assigned responsibilities accurately.
  • Must have high-level working knowledge of finishing machine.
  • High-level mechanical aptitude, high in order to perform basic to advanced make ready on Finishing equipment.
  • Ability to follow established QOP/WI is critical.
  • Quality-minded and proficient when it comes to fine detail.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time while feeding gluers, highly repetitive at times.
  • Good vision a must.
  • Able to use technical knowledge to recognize/generate improvements in process, procedure, and operations
  • Able to work without close supervision while producing a high yield of product.

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence.
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities.
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential.
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

Feeder Glue Operator Trainee - Marion, NC - Night Shift

Full time
Marion, NC 28752

Published on 03/20/2020