Skiver Operator - $22.88/hr.

ID: REF5102B
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Athens, GA
Post Date: 2/18/2021

Job Description

The Opportunity....

  • Comply with facility safety requirements including wearing the required PPE and following all of the safety rules and procedures.
  • Prepares shiver for operation by turning on machine display.
  • Adjust belt tension and height after replacement to ensure cartons feed levelly through the machine.
  • Adjust the width of the seam by turning the crank handle on the frame.
  • Does minor repair work on the line by taking off and replacing rollers, bearings, bolts, and machine parts on the line.
  • Ensure the skiver is sharpening its blades by inspecting for small particles coming from skiver.
  • Fill in for feeder during breaks by feeding the line in their absence.
  • Fill in for packer operator during their breaks by conducting quality inspections in their absence.
  • Follow safety procedures by using the lockout tag out rules when working on the line.
  • Inspect the formation of the cartons to be sure they are folding properly by visual inspection.
  • Make adjustment to the foot and feed roll by using the touch screen control panel.
  • Make minor adjustments to the heat by feeding 10 to 20 cartons through the sealer, adjusting gas and air flow knobs and visually inspecting the results.
  • Make sure the boxes are positioned properly in the packer by visually inspecting formed box.
  • Make sure the sealing tape is placed correctly on the boxes by making visual inspections.
  • Set the foot and feed roller gap manually using carton thickness as a guide.
  • Set up line for production run by first starting the burners turning them on using a turn switch.
  • Start packer portion of line by turning switches to switch on, make box, start incline, and start conveyor.
  • Turn skiver on by using operating push button switch at the bottom of machine.
  • Utilizing display touch screen to adjust skiver blade sharpening times by adjusting time period between sharpening and number of times machine sharpens.
  • Blow down the line by using air hose as needed to prevent defective cartons from being produced and look for and problems that can be prevented.
  • Clean the stencil as needed by purging the ink and cleaning the stencil pads.
  • Complete work order requests by using computer to input the maintenance requests.
  • Correct carton flow down the line by making minor adjustments in speed control or by adjusting crank on frame.
  • Ensure cartons are moving correctly down the slow belt by observing carton flow.
  • Ensure proper machine set up and operation by feeding 10 to 20 cartons into the line and inspecting for defects.
  • Inspect boxes for proper placement and clarify of stencil by visual inspection of boxes.
  • Make adjustments in packer by using wrench to make in and out adjustments.
  • Replace worn or broken belts by manually loosening pulleys and rethreading new belt on to pulleys.
  • Utilize alcohol test to ensure a good seam is formed on the carton by soaking in alcohol bath then pulling seam apart while visually inspecting for shininess.
  • Utilize teat to verify a good seam by pulling seam apart and inspecting for shiny areas along seam line.
  • Utilize the Leary System to align, set triggers and sensors to kick out bad cartons by adjusting laser position.
  • Verify the thickness of the seam by measuring with a table mounted indicator.
  • Verify the width of the seam by measuring with a digital caliper.
  • Warm up production line by pressing start button prior to feeding in any cartons to ensure all parts of the line are functioning properly.
  • Calculate waste weight by noting weight on scale and subtracting tare weight and noting the weight on the log.
  • Clean burners every two hours by using the air grinder and putty knife.
  • Using a calculator, calculate number of cartons produced on by multiplying the feed count by the number of cartons in boxes every two hours.
  • Utilize burn test to evaluate seam by heating seam on heat bench then pulling seam apart, looking for shininess, which is an indication of a bad seam.
  • Understand and comply with all Safe Quality Food (SQF) requirements.


What you will need to succeed....

  • Accredited High School Diploma/GED & Work Key Certificate
  • High energy and a passion for a manufacturing career
  • Ability to work independently and within a Team
  • Attention to detail
  • Motivation to train two jobs up.
  • Manufacturing experience and familiarity working with machines
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and experience using tools
  • Sound judgment and decision making
  • Basic math and computer skills required
  • Excellent attendance and demonstrated commitment to excellent job performance
  • Ability to detect colors and shades
  • Ability to read, write and follow instructions
  • Demonstrates teamwork and cooperation in accomplishing all tasks
  • Willingness to work weekends and different shifts as needed

Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

Evergreen Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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