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Assistant Operator / Extrusion Tech

Pregis Corporation
United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids
1100 Hynes Avenue Southwest (Show on map)
April 30, 2024
Assistant Operator / Extrusion Tech
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Req #1571
Friday, March 3, 2023

We're Not Just in the Packaging Business-We're in the "Wow" Business

Pregis is Hiring!

Why Join Pregis?

Pregis is in the packaging business to protect what matters. We are committed to providing our customers and employees sustainable growth through purpose-driven innovation and customer-centric packaging solutions. If you are looking for a company that is thriving across various high growth industries and is innovative, customer focused, high integrity, believes in strong teamwork and collaboration, Pregis is the company for you. Check out the Pregis Purpose to learn how sustainability and social responsibility is at the very core of our company DNA.

Job Description: At Pregis all employees are valued members of the team and will receive semi-annual written evaluations on how their performance contributes to Pregis Films achieving its goals. Assistant Operators are expected to assist the Operator in running their assigned machines safely in accordance with published work instructions and deliver quality product to plan.


  • Set-up and operate extrusion lines and support high-quality product.
  • Reviews order specifications to ensure the correct packaging supplies and raw materials are available to produce a product that meets the customer's specifications.
  • Observes and checks finished film coming off the production lines and takes immediate corrective action to eliminate the causes of a sub-standard product.
  • Remove and package finished rolls from machine.
  • Monitors equipment to ensure it is operating properly and under supervision of the Lead Operator performs routine maintenance on equipment.
  • Complete daily production paperwork and troubleshoot stoppages and breakdowns.
  • Under the direction of the Lead Operator may train team members correct operating procedures, safety, and quality policy procedures.
  • Learn and comprehend all equipment so adjustments can be made if/when needed.


  • Adhere to and comply with Good Manufacturing Practices as outlined at Pregis Films.
  • Perform all aspects of the position to the highest quality.
  • Report any non-conformance to Supervisor immediately.
  • Know all quality standards and expectations of the position and if not sure, ask the supervisor beforecontinuing.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 2-5 years' manufacturing experience in a production environment.
  • Knowledge of resins and their properties preferred.
  • Extrusion, W&H Film lines experience preferred.
  • Able to work any 12-hour shift.

Physical Requirements

Requirements include, but are not limited to (all times are approximate):

  • Sitting (1-2 hours).
  • Standing (Constantly - up to 12 hours).
  • Walking up/downstairs (several times daily).
  • Walking (Constantly up to 12 hours).
  • Lifting/Carrying (regularly up to 12 hours - a minimum of 75 lbs.).


* Safety is our #1 priority at Pregis.

* Everyone is responsible for safety, if you see an unsafe act, stop it immediately.

* Conduct your work according to the assigned work instructions. If you are not trained how to do a task, do not do it. Inform your supervisor immediately.

* A clean workstation is a safe workstation. If you use something put it back it its spot, pick up trash and clean your workstation as needed.

* Fill out "Near Miss" cards if you see an unsafe condition, potential safety hazard, or an incident where personnel could potentially be hurt; actions will be taken

to correct safety hazards.


Diversity and Inclusion

We believe in diversity of thought and bringing together other traits and characteristics that make an individual bring a unique experience to Pregis. We strive to foster an inclusive environment where behaviors and social norms ensure people are welcome.

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement/Inclusion

We offer equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We support inclusion and believe in welcoming a collective sum of individual differences, thoughts, traits, and characteristics to represent Pregis' culture and achievements.

Visit us at www.pregis.com for more information about Pregis LLC.

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  • Job Family
    Manufacturing & Operations

  • Job Function
    Manufacturing & Operations

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  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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