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Extrusion Lead

Novolex employs over 10,000 people across the globe. 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:

Extrusion Department Lead Operator

Position Summary:

The Extrusion Department has an opening for a Lead Operator. Candidates must be willing to work on any crew, have excellent safety performance, job consistency, demonstrated teamwork, a positive attitude as well as excellent attendance and proven ability in their current position.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Extrusion Manager, this position is responsible for the management of the extrusion department to ensure the safe and efficient utilization of manpower, machinery and materials to produce quality HDPE grocery film.

  • Understand and follow all JSA s and safety procedures/policies
  • Safely and efficiently set-up and operate extrusion lines to produce high quality HDPE film
  • Operate extrusion lines in accordance with job safety analysis, standard operating procedures, quality procedures, and operator training to meet or exceed productivity requirements and minimize downtime and waste
  • Ensure that proper materials are being used in accordance with procedures
  • Monitor roll weights to ensure the correct gauge is maintained throughout the shift
  • Assure proper packaging and labeling of film
  • Complete daily production reporting
  • Supervises the Extrusion department operations on their shift
  • Oversees the safety performance and awareness of the department.
  • Maintains housekeeping to expected levels.
  • Ensures consistent product quality for the department including, testing methods and use of process improvement tools.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite (MS WORD, Excel, etc.)
  • Maintains accurate materials records and adequate inventory of raw materials.
  • Works closely with the plant engineer/maintenance supervisor in the development and maintenance of a preventative and operational improvement program for the departments.
  • Participates in long range planning of department equipment and manpower requirements. Implements those plans through hiring and training of employees, coaching for performance, budgeting, equipment and labor utilization programs, generation of capital improvement projects, driving productivity improvements, etc.
  • Responsible for training department employees in the areas of safety, quality, technical knowledge, troubleshooting skills, etc.
  • Performs all month end closing duties for Extrusion, including inventory reconciliation, etc.
  • Coordinates and leads productivity improvement initiatives for the department: scrap reduction, output improvements, etc. Utilizes appropriate productivity tools to accomplish these goals: Lean, Scrap Studies, Six Sigma, etc.
  • Performs appropriate analysis of departmental data. Utilizes appropriate databases or spreadsheets to track data and publish reports, findings and recommendations.

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 complete training courses as determined by management
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with our without accommodation

About the Company

  • Novolex is North America s leader in packaging choice and sustainability.
  • Novolex is headquartered in Hartsville, SC and has 62 facilities around the globe, including the worlds largest closed loop plastic bag recycling plant located in Indiana. The company has over 10,000 employees in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
  • 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, Heritage Bag , Burrows Packaging, Sheilds and The Waddington Group.
  • 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 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.

Our Mission

  • Novolex s 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

Novolex does not publically post salary information on job boards.

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 Company s application process should contact Jamie Wells at 800-845-6051.
Novolex is an E-Verify Employer.
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