Small Equipment Operator

Posted on May 22, 2024. Primary Region: Altona, MB

Friesens Corporation

One Printers Way
Altona, MB

The Personalizer Small Equipment Operator is responsible to operate a number of small machines involved with the production and binding of customer product and performing production support job tasks. They are responsible to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the equipment to produce a high-quality product to the prescribed quantity. Other responsibilities include making equipment adjustments as needed, troubleshooting basic machine performance and calling for additional maintenance resources as required.

Although the Personalizer Small Equipment Operator may primarily operate one piece of equipment, they are expected to cross train and operate a minimum of two additional pieces of small equipment.

The successful candidate will work on the following 12-hour day shift rotation:

Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday, 6 AM-6 PM
Week 2: Wednesday, Thursday, 6 AM-6 PM

Friesens Corporation offers a Comprehensive Benefits Package and Employee Ownership Trust distribution.

Job Requirements:
• High School Diploma/GED/Mature Student Diploma
• Experience operating and using small tools
• Effective English use and comprehension
• Digital Literacy (Microsoft Office, keyboarding skills)
• Essential Math Skills (Metric and Imperial measurements, problem solving, conversion charts, etc)
• Effective use of production documents to accomplish job tasks
• Ability to detect, isolate and identify irregularities and malfunctions in machinery, equipment and product
• Demonstrated organization, prioritizing, time and stress management skills
• Able to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
• Ability to operate and use small tools
• Continuous learning/improvement mindset
• Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment while demonstrating self-management capabilities
• Excellent manual dexterity
• Willingness to work overtime as needed
• Ability to work 12-hour shifts
• Must be willing to work at all Friesens facilities as needed
• Knowledge of workplace safety, safe lifting and handling procedures

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work and communicate effectively with the Managers and co-workers
• Handle production assignments as directed by the Production Manager with attention to detail and productivity
• Understand the job requirements from information on the docket and related information and as communicated by the Production Manager
• Identify job components
• Set up machine to be used to requirements for the job
• Run samples checking for necessary adjustments
• Run job handling components appropriately
• Assist in performing maintenance as directed by the Production Manager or another small equipment operator
• Perform Production Support duties as assigned including but not limited to:
o Assisting the Encaser, Perfect Binder, Multiplex, Saddle Stitcher and Shrink Wrapper Operators with feeding book blocks, filling pockets, inspecting product, filling cartons, stacking cartons onto skids, labelling product
o Working in Specialty including cerluxing, wiro & spiral binding, tipping pages, hand collating, etc.
• Move book components as needed using floor jacks or other devices
• Practice Friesens safety procedures for equipment and plant situations
• Other duties as assigned

The position will remain open until filled. Incomplete resumes will be disqualified.

One Printers Way
Altona, MB

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Contact Information

Odia Reimer
Phone: 2043246401