Machine Operator (440)

Job Description

Novolex employs over 7,000 people across the globe. From our iconic corporate headquarters in South Carolina to our 46 world-class manufacturing sites to our new state of the art professional center near Charlotte we strive to be the employer of choice in the global packaging industry. Novolex Careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth. Our team is rich in diversity and our culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork in all we do.



 Job Description



Job Title:

Bag Machine Operator


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Production Supervisor and designated Shift Leads, this position is responsible for operating bag line equipment in order to produce printed and functional plastic bags following quality specifications.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Setup and operate bag machine(s) and support equipment to convert HDPE film to bags

  • Read and verify line orders/dockets.

  • Understand printing job requirements by the specifications.

  • Set up the bag line by loading film and adjusting for size.

  • Mount cylinders, adjusts pressure, tensions and adjusts distribution of ink.

  • Trouble shoot stoppages and breakdowns.

  • Perform quality checks of material being produced and related documentation.

  • Complete daily production paperwork.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area


Candidate Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Eligible to work in the United States

  • Successful completion of pre-employment background and drug screen.

  • Ability to work 12 hour day and night rotating shift.

  • Work overtime as required.

  • Satisfactorily completes training courses as determined by management.

  • Ability perform the essential functions of the job with our without accommodation.


Physical Requirements:

Requirements include, but are not limited to (all times are approximate):

  • Sitting (1-2 hours)

  • Standing (Constantly - 12 hours or more)

  • Walking (Constantly 12 hours or more)

  • Lifting (Regularly/Constantly):   

    • 0-10 lbs. (8-10 hours)

    • 10-20 lbs. (8-10 hours)

    • 20-50 lbs. (8-10 hours)

    • 50-100 lbs. (8-10 hours)

    • 100 lbs. or more (never)

  • Carrying (Regularly/Constantly):

    • 10-20 lbs. (8-10 hours)

    • 20-50 lbs. (8-10 hours)

    • 50-100 lbs. (8-10 hours)

    • 100 lbs. (never)

  • Pushing (Often - 8-10 hours or more)

  • Pulling, Twisting, Climbing (Often - each 8-10 hours)

  • Balancing (Regularly/Constantly)

  • Stooping, Kneeling, Crawling (Often - each 1-3 hours)

  • Reaching, Grasping, Repetitive Motions (Regularly/Constantly each 8-10 hours)


About the Company

  • Novolex is North Americas leader in packaging choice and sustainability.

  • The leadership of Novolexs packaging brands sprouts from innovation, a diversity of products and markets, and a dedication to sustainability and quality.

  • The family of historic Novolex brands includes Bagcraft Packaging, Hilex Poly, Fortune Plastics, Duro Bag, De Luxe Packaging, Burrows Paper, Novolex Custom Film & Bag, International Converter, General Packaging Products, and Heritage Bag.

  • Each of the Novolex brands brings a unique sustainability and product story in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications. The Novolex brands are unified by four common values: Manufacturing Innovation and Quality; Service; Packaging Choice; and Sustainability.

  • Novolex is headquartered in Hartsville, SC and has 46 manufacturing facilities around the globe, including the worlds largest closed loop plastic bag recycling plant located in Indiana.  The company has over 7,000 employees in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

  • Novolex focuses on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store, deli, food service, hospitality, institutional, processor and industrial markets. The Novolex product portfolio and our engineered solutions are designed to meet customer packaging application needs in the areas of food contact, customer experience, resale items, checkout systems, can liners and packaging operations.

  • The company rebranded under the name Novolex in November 2014.  The change signifies a number of great companies coming together under a new name focused on delivering value to our customers, suppliers and employees through broader product categories and markets. Novolexs family of packaging brands creates value and synergies by covering the full spectrum of retailer and institutional companies packaging requirements.

  • The Novolex name is based on the Latin NOVO for new and LEX a tip of the hat to Hilex Poly, the first brand to become part of the family.  The blue and red of our logo represents the integration of both paper and plastic into our sustainability platform with red and blue being the legacy corporate colors of Hilex Poly and Duro Bag respectively.


Our Mission

  • Novolexs mission is to continue a tradition of leadership established by our historic brands in the areas of packaging choice, customer service, manufacturing innovation, quality, and sustainability.


Our Vision Statement

  • To be a leading provider of packaging solutions that are environmentally friendly, create value for the customer and Novolex, have excellent quality, and provide superior service.

  • We want to accomplish this with an entrepreneurial culture which drives operational excellence and proactively creates ecological solutions.


Our Environmental Mission
Novolex's sustainability goal is to establish a viable environmental program and product line that:

  • Reduces the impact of plastic and paper on the environment through recycling and increased recycled content

  • Sets a high standard of industry leadership and corporate citizenship

  • Creates meaningful benefits for the environment and the community

  • Facilitates environmental action by retailers and the community


For more information on Novolex, visit our website at: www.novolex.com


The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Pre-employment, as well as post-hire substance testing, is required for specified positions through Novolex. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.

Novolex is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Companys application process should contact Jamie Wells at  800-845-6051.



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