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Pouch Machine Operator


Flexo Finishing

HR Contact

Evelyn Fernandez –

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensure personal compliance with all company Quality System, Operational, procedures, and practices, including Safety and completes required documentation accurately and timely.
  • Meets or exceeds prescribed job standards for line speeds, scrap and set-up times.
  • Reports any necessary maintenance of the machine to the engineering department using a written work order.
  • Participates in on-going training opportunities and supports a continuous quality improvement environment.
    • Housekeeping procedures.
  • Reads job specifications and previous run data (if available) to determine machine adjustments and material requirements. Ensures job is in order prior to machine set-up.
  • Sets stops or guides to specified length as indicated
  • Keeps work area clean.
  • Observes machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunction. Makes corrections to alleviate out-of-specification products.
  • Measures work piece dimensions to determine the accuracy of machine operation.
  • Performs required quality testing on products produced, i.e. burst test, drop test, water table test, etc.
  • Performs minor machine maintenance such as changing zipper cloth, dies, seal bars and punches.
  • Assists and works cooperatively with assistant machine operators to stack, mark, pack, and transport finished boxes.
  • Review work instructions and procedures that are applicable to the position.
  • Other duties as assigned by management and supervisors.
  • Perform changeovers
  • Perform PMs on equipment
  • Make recommendations to supervision and management for improvement of production in terms of efficiency and workflow
  • Maintain production reports
  • Oversee daily performance of Pouch Assistant functions
  • Change rolls and cut out splices
  • Quality Control checks and data entry
  • Trash and trim removal
  • Could be asked to support other parts of the operations including press assistant, slitting, and lamination

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions
  • Ability to take ownership of work and also work as part of a team
  • Strong verbal communications skills
  • Visual acuity to color consistency
  • Manual coordination and dexterity
  • Ability to use basic hand tools
  • Manual coordination and dexterity while utilizing hand tools, cleaning equipment
  • Be able to work safely around operating machinery
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of flexible packaging films a plus.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be flexible in work schedule.