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Waxer Machine Operator

Job Details

Specialized - GARDNER, MA
Full Time
Not Specified
$18.00 Hourly

Role & Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all safety and health procedures, policies, and guidelines at all times.
  • Ensure compliance to standards including housekeeping, food safety, GMP, and safety. Perform daily housekeeping, empty trash bins, segregating waste streams, making bales, and recycling.
  • Reliably achieve production targets, deadlines, waste standards, and quality requirements
  • Report all safety, health, machine, and equipment issues or concerns to management.
  • Ability to interact, communicate, and cooperate within a face paced team setting.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement. Work with management and others to implement actions to continuously improve the process.
  • Set -up & Operate complex machinery and equipment per instructions and standards.
  • Maintain proper registration of rolls on both the unwind and rewind ends of machine.
  • Keep all finished sheet product properly aligned.
  • Thread the web through the machine.
  • Lift, move, insert, and remove steel shafts into and out of rolls.
  • Push, move, set-up, and take down rolls of material to and from the machine.
  • Change machine and equipment over to a new set-up to process different orders.
  • Diagnose problems with the machine, process, or material. Trouble shoot, problem solve, and implement actions resolve problem to improve safety, quality, and efficiency.
  • Assist with moving and handling rolls, stacks of sheets, boxes, and pallets to support unloading and packing raw material and finished product for transport. Stack boxes of product on pallets as required. Strap material to pallets. Transport pallets when required.
  • Drive a lift truck and operate a pallet jack as required.
  • Create and maintain accurate records and reports such as: productivity, downtime, waste, quality, traceability, exceptions, roll and pallet labels, etc.
  • Perform in-line quality control, monitor for defects, and ensure requirements are met. Report all nonconformances to Manager or designee.



  • Flexibility to operate various machines and work in different areas and roles as needed.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow all written and verbal instructions and procedures.
  • Basic math, reading, writing, and problem-solving skills. Ability to use a tape measure.
  • Able to work overtime as needed.
  • Ability to Lift 40 Lbs., bend, stand, walk, & perform repetitive tasks for at least 8 hours.


Work Authorization: Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO Statement: Seaman Paper is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, use a keyboard, use a telephone and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must have the ability to drive a vehicle as needed.