Laminator Support

Novolex employs almost 7,000 people across the globe. From our iconic corporate headquarters in South Carolina to our 40 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 Title:

Laminator Operator

Position Summary:

The Laminator Operator is responsible for the production and quality of products run on the Laminator. Works with team members to ensure safety, productivity, reliability, and team engagement are focused on at all times. Success relies on the individual s motivation and determination to engage and participate in Continuous Improvement continuously.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintains awareness and practices personal and environmental safety guidelines at all times.
  • Measures work piece dimensions, using various measuring instruments to determine accuracy of machine operations.
  • Reviews work orders to determine set up procedure, machining sequence, and dimensions of finished work piece.
  • Utilizes appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) at all times.
  • Cleans and stores rollers, quads and pans used in the production process, loads appropriate paper on paper stand.
  • Mixes ink and coatings to specifications on job order.
  • Monitors operation of unit and production details such as pressures, temperatures, roll size, job specifications, and oven settings, etc.
  • Mounts foil or film onto machine fixture or dispensing device, manually operating electric lift and/or overhead crane and hand tools.
  • Observes and listens to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjusting or repair.
  • Verifies materials are accurate regarding color, size, thickness and quantity, etc., to meet customer specification.
  • Adjusts controls to regulate speed, temperature, and pressure of laminating rollers.
  • Performs minor equipment and tool maintenance.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly machine and work area.
  • Inspects finished product per company guidelines to insure quality.
  • Collects data.
  • Completes shop floor reporting, laminator production reports and quality verification processes.
  • Communicates with other co-workers, and shifts regarding job status in order to maintain quality and efficiencies of production.
  • Troubleshoots work related problems by evaluating issues, discussing with team and management
  • Maintains awareness of SDS sheets, as needed.
  • Performs changeovers and communicates with maintenance as needed.
  • Supports and leads 5S initiative in work area.
  • Works safely and follows company safety policies and procedures at all times.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualifications include high school diploma or equivalent (GED). Desire to learn new skills and work in a team environment
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic Microsoft Office and PRMS Skills (Excel, Word)
  • Lean/Continuous improvement oriented.
  • Minimum of 6 months manufacturing and/or mechanical skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Strong knowledge of Laminating.
  • Core Competencies: Customer Focus, Action Oriented, Decision Quality, Functional/Technical Skills, Integrity and Trust, Peer Relationships
  • Other Competencies Required: Leading Others, Timely Decision Making, Listening, Written and Verbal Communication, Priority Setting and Drive for Results.

About the Company

  • Novolex is North America s leader in packaging choice and sustainability.
  • The leadership of Novolex s 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 49 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, Europe and Asia.
  • 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. Novolex s 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

  • 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

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.

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