Position title
Machine Adjuster
Essential Functions
  • Read instructions from job tickets; set up, adjust, troubleshoot and maintain envelope converting equipment according to safety, quality and production guidelines
  • Operate machines for trial runs and measure dimensions of product to ensure conformance to specifications
  • Continually oversee all converting equipment in operation to proactively detect malfunction or problems expediently through observation and listening
  • Troubleshoot, repair and perform preventative, emergency and scheduled maintenance
  • Provide critical information and job specific instructions while working closely with
  • Machine Operators and Quality Control Coordinators in solving problems and optimizing product quality and operational efficiency
  • Maintain production records and equipment logs accurately and timely
  • Effectively communicate issues and concerns to incoming supervisor/team members to facilitate and ensure smooth transition of workload
  • Provide assistance in training, coaching and developing Machine Operators and Machine Adjuster Trainees
  • Participate in and promote team problem solving and process improvement
    Comply with all safety requirements and ensure safety of others throughout the department
  • Understand and embrace Continuous Improvement and support a team environment
  • Additional duties and projects as assigned
  • Set up converting machines to produce envelopes that match design specifications provided on the job tickets and artwork
  • Monitor the converting equipment during production runs to ensure quality and to maximize a high level of productivity
  • Dispense ink from ink station according to job ticket
  • Maintain ink viscosities to ensure color consistency
  • Mount plates using plate mounting tapes
  • Set impressions, etch and registration on production machines
  • Ensure guards and interlocks are in place and operational, and housekeeping is in good order and maintained
  • Direct the Machine Operator in various stages of machine start-up, changes and quality and productivity standards
  • Provide training to coworkers, including other Machine Adjusters
  • Record set-up times, down time, repairs, quality control and raw materials
  • Assist other Machine Adjusters with quality evaluation, trouble shooting, break coverage, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance, repairs, trouble shooting and machine adjustment
  • Communicate effectively regarding machine or facility problems
  • Locate and retrieve paper and other materials from inventory as needed
  • Ensure job materials are appropriately stocked before shift change
  • Effectively communicate to team members and support teams on incoming shift to ensure continuous production of product at high quality levels with minimal wasted time and materials
  • Collaborate with Sales and Management with information regarding machine capabilities, production timelines and tooling needs
  • Champion lean activities through participation and support
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to work overtime
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • One to three years related work experience
Physical and Environmental Demands
  • Employee is regularly required to talk and hear; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Frequent lifting, pulling and pushing up to 60 pounds
  • Frequent standing, bending, twisting, turning, balancing and reaching; repetitive use of hands and wrists
  • Occasional crawling, crouching and climbing
  • Frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration; noise level in the work environment can be loud
Beginning of employment
Job Location
1500 Mackay Avenue, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 52641
Date posted
May 12, 2019
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