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POST DATE 9/16/2017
END DATE 5/18/2018

Smurfit Kappa North America Carson, CA

Carson, CA
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


At Smurfit Kappa, we open up opportunities with forward-thinking customers by relentlessly applying our experience, expertise and ingenuity.

Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world, with around 45,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 34 countries and with sales revenue of 8.1 bn in 2015. Smurfit Kappa s worldwide headquarters are located in Dublin, Ireland and has regional headquarters in Amsterdam (Europe) and Miami (the Americas).

Smurfit Kappa North America is part of the Smurfit Kappa Group and is a leading integrated paperboard and paper-based packaging manufacturer with multiple facilities in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico with approximately 4,000 employees in this region.

With our pro-active team we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers.

We collaborate with forward thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations.

This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills. Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers.

Are you ready to Open the Future?

Visit our website at and visit our microsite at .

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Overall purpose of the Job
Responsible for all activities associated with running the Laminating/Label (Automaton) machine including setup, operation, production reporting, cleanup, cross training and continuous improvements to operations.

Reporting Line
Shift Supervisor

The Automaton Operator works within a team to operate the Laminating/Label machine in a safe, efficient and reliable manner. The position holder will follow all pertinent procedures & processes as well as Group Health & Safety standards and rules.

Primary Duties
Operates machine that attaches labels to corrugated sheets
Places labels on machine feed table to set up the machine for registration
Positions label feed table to transfer labels into the machine
Removes labelled sheet while simultaneously positioning unlabelled sheet off the machine
Maintain all glue rollers and label cylinders
Inspect a vinyl for position of a label
Uses all necessary materials to inspect orders prior to staring the run (Mylar s; specs)
Performs daily maintenance duties & housekeeping such as cleaning machinery to remove paper dust, check pumps and other operating parts for proper lubrication
Troubleshoot when operating issue on machine occur
Train other colleagues to pass on knowledge & expertise
Cross train on other machines
Adheres to production schedule. Makes recommendations for optimizing the schedule to meet cost, quality and service goals. Reports any unusual scheduling issues to Supervisor
Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping, report unsecured conditions to Supervisor
Participates in month end inventory
Participates in all safety and hygiene activities as required by the Human Resources and Quality Department
Takes part in any extra curriculum activity deemed necessary by management
Assist other department and/or areas as requested by management or Supervisor

Skills, Knowledge and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent; up to five (5) years related experience as a Labeler Operator or training in the corrugated industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Basic computer skills for data entry
Must be able to read, write and speak in English
Good interpersonal & communication skills
Highly organized, detail orientated and self-motivated individual (proactive attitude)
Ability to work in fast-paced environment, learn quickly and follow established processes
Good mathematical skills Ability to understand basic algebra, able to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, volume etc. (add and subtract numbers, multiply and divide by 10 s and 100 s )

Complexity and Creativity
Ability to define problems, collect data/facts (observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources) and draw reasonable conclusions
Ability to deal with various situations
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Judgment and Decision making
Capable of prioritizing multiple tasks and deliver on production deadlines
Able to interpret a variety of instructions
Able to provide and communicate sound information to Management

Supervisor Responsibility
This position does not involve any supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands
To successfully perform the essential functions of this role it requires the ability to: stand constantly, walk constantly, frequent use of hands (reach with hands and arms), view computer monitor, speak and hear on a frequent basis. The role requires occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds. Vision abilities required to include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The Labeler Operator will communicate with Supervisors and colleagues on a regular basis and is based in Carson, California.

If you...

* Enjoy challenges and opportunities to use your knowledge, skills and experience to support the strategic direction of the Company in a fast paced environment.

* Are a change agent that wants to make a huge impact and add value to our Company's initiatives

* Understand the value of integrity in all business relationships

* want to join a \\"family\\" atmosphere and work with an amazing group of people

...then you just might be the right candidate for this opportunity!

If you are ready to take the challenge, please apply below.

Smurfit Kappa North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.