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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016

Johns Manville Mcpherson, KS

Mcpherson, KS
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Under general supervision of the Fabrication Department Manager and direction of Lead Fabrication Worker, operates a variety of fabrication equipment to size, laminate, package, and otherwise prepare insulation products. Working from written or verbal instruction and in accordance with established operating procedures, performs the following duties:

- Performs any duties connected with the Fabrication department or any that are necessary to prepare, inspect, remove, package, scrap or otherwise process all material used in the department.

- Prepares packaging material for use including: Cut stencils, bags, labels, cartons; stencils labels; cuts plastic for wrapping; cuts sleeves to proper lengths; assembles corrugated cartons and caps.

- Brings appropriate raw materials (Microlite-L, Insul-shield, facings, and others required) to the fabrication staging area to allow efficient time and equipment use. Fills out required inventory records.

- Operates facing application equipment, changes types, adjusts adhesive application rates, adjusts fife equipment for proper facing registration.

- Operates fork truck and clamp truck to obtain raw material and move finished product.

- Sets up and operates vertical saws to properly size roll and board products to required sizes. Keeps blades clean from build up to achieve a quality cut surface and good blade life.

- Sets up and operates roll laminator to laminate various facings to fiberglass as specified by the production schedules. Sets counters to achieve proper product length. Verifies product lengths are correct. Butt splices rolls of fiberglass and visually follows splice through laminator to wind up to ensure splice does not come apart or fold over. Performs required checks (adhesive, length and other quality) to ensure product is within specifications and records checks. Places cores on wind up mandrel as required. Visually inspects product during winding to make sure it is free of tears, wrinkles, creases, voids, adhesive and other defects in accordance to specifications. Packages finished rolls in appropriate poly bag and secures open ends.

- Sets up and operates board laminator to laminate various facings to board products as specified by the production schedules. Performs required checks (adhesive, facing alignment, and other quality) to ensure product is within specifications and records checks. Cuts facings to separate laminated boards. Packages finished product in cartons or poly film as required.

- Completes material usage, production, labor and other required reports accurately and completely. Enters production data into a computer.

- Operates stretch wrap equipment to unitize products as required. Operates strapping equipment to palletize board products.

- Assists other department members in starting up machine, changing machine over to different products, and shutting machine down.

- Sets up adhesive drums and totes. Cleans adhesive systems as required.

- Keeps equipment, work areas and other prescribed areas clean and orderly at all times.

- Sorts and bales recyclable materials. Bales other scrap as required.

- Secures and transports, from one place to another, facings, adhesives, packaging materials, fiberglass and finished products manually or by means of material handling aids. Material handling aids include lift trucks, walkie stackers, pallet mules, and tow motor.

- Makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment using simple hand tools.

- Uses safe work practices and reports hazardous conditions at all times.

- Observes equipment for unusual or faulty operation and promptly notifies supervision.

- Wears eye, ear, respiratory, and foot protection equipment as required.

- Performs other related duties as directed, including jobs of lower classifications

The above sets forth the major work performed and serves the purpose of recording these items of work for job evaluation rating. It is understood that other work and duties not specifically listed may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Basic Requirements: Qualifications necessary to meet basic requirements:


High School diploma, or equivalent


Effective interpersonal and communication skills


Ability to work in team based environment




Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment


Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and handle multiple priorities and projects

Employment with Johns Manville is contingent on the following: 1. WorkReady Certificate (silver or gold); 2. Hair follicle drug testing; 3. Criminal background check; 4. Proof that you can legally work in the U.S.; 5. Physical Capacity Exam (PCE). Please consider these requirements before applying for any positions with Johns Manville. PLEASE NOTE: The McPherson plant requires that you obtain a Kansas WorkReady Certificate (Level Silver or Gold) before you will be granted an interview. Call 620-665-3359 to find out where to set up an account (or and to schedule an assessment test. There are testing sites in McPherson, Salina, and Hutchinson. The assessment takes about 3 hours and is divided into three sessions; reading, locating information, and mathematics. You will receive your score immediately, and you can scan and attach the certificate to this application or fax it to us at 620-241-4892.