Job ID: 67874
Date Posted: 10/11/2021
Salary Range: $15 + $1.00 shift differential & $500 SIGNING BONUS, IF ELIGIBLE
Position Classification: Production Labor
Employment Type: Hiring
Press Feeder – Grave
12hr shift Wed-Sat week 1/ Thurs-Sat Week 2
Sonderen Packaging, is a family company in its third generation of ownership. Since 1963 Sonderen Packaging has been a staple of the Spokane, WA community. We conduct business with the highest level of integrity while striving to maintain a family focused culture. Our culture is built on respectful relationships with our customers and employees. We have a positive working environment with a talented team, and excellent benefits. Are you a reliable & detail-oriented employee, who likes a good challenge and has a positive attitude?
The feeder position is critical to helping to maintain the efficiencies of the printing department. This position will be working with a team to set up and run the Printing machine as well as prep loads to feed into the machine. The Feeder is responsible for ensuring that the press machine is kept running consistently which minimizes quality issues and allows the machine to run at maximum speed.
Some advice for a new the feeder is to, “keep busy and learn as much as you can. Your effort will not go unnoticed.” There is a physical aspect to this job as well as an acute awareness. Sometimes there is some heavy lifting and moving of pallets so it is important to be physically equipped. Learning how to manipulate pallet jacks and stage pallets in an organized manner is also important.
The paperboard can be challenging to work with because it will vary in thickness, moisture content and strength. A feeder must take all of these factors into consideration when setting up the feed so the sheets run smoothly. The feeder likes the challenge of ensuring the loads are perfectly aerated and that loads are not missed. The feeder is always on the press for make-readies and wash ups. They are also challenged to problem solve on a daily basis while contributing to the team’s success.
This custom manufacturing business is also very humbling in that you learn something new every single day. Manufacturing is exciting and can be unpredictable. We all do the best we can but at the end of the day we must give ourselves some grace. Although we strive for perfection, we are not perfect people and do not make a perfect product. However, we take pride in seeing our quality product on the store shelf. We are lifelong learners. We persevere through tough times and are always looking for ways to improve. We love to laugh and joke and celebrate success. If these are characteristics you embody, it is likely you would be a great fit for our team. Are you up for the challenge?
This position is responsible keeping the press’ running. Will perform duties such as:
• Set-up and Run the feeder
• Clean paper dust
• Maintain chemicals and rags on press
• Monitor coating process