Line Operator – Vertical Form Fill & Seal Machine

Job Purpose:

The Machine Operator is responsible for providing excellent quality service to all Rapid Aid customers and internal departments by operating the Vertical Form Fill Machines and gel mixers in a safe and efficient manner to ensure that quality and quantity are maximized.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and follow written work instructions and work orders.
  • Start and stop the production line as needed to keep up with workflow and to prevent potential quality issues and safety hazards.
  • Load and unload material and finished product by hand, including packaged and unpackaged product.
  • Placing finished product on pallets to be delivered to other locations within the facility.
  • Inspect products for defects and pull defective items off the line before they proceed further in the production process, labelling and rerouting defective products away from the production area.
  • Properly label all products and ensure that labels and product information match.
  • Place line machinery on the correct settings with regard to speed and heat when different products or different phases of production are being used, according to company machine specifications.
  • Maintain a neat and clean work area.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • College diploma an asset or equivalent Warehouse work experience.
  • The successful candidates will have 1-2 years’ experience in a production environment performing repetitive tasks efficiently and safely.
  • Attention to detail is critical, as is the physical ability to lift materials, reach and bend, and work with prolonged standing.
  • The ability to communicate in English in a team environment is required.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  • Self-starter and team player who can work with little supervision.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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