Machine Operator (Night Shift) $3,000 HIRING BONUS! at SWM International in Greenfield, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:


Why work for us?

SWM is a company that prides itself in putting the employee first. We want you to succeed and pursue your passion, so as the company continues to grow, we want you to grow with us! We are hiring Operator positions to support our team in Greenfield, MA.

What we can offer you:

  • $3000.00 Sign-on Bonus!

  • Competitive rewards programs (401k matching, BRAVO rewards)

  • Career advancement (The More you Learn the more you Earn)

  • Tuition Reimbursement (We invest in your development)

  • Work Hard, Play Hard (Work 4 days, off 3 days)

  • Work/life balance

Summary of Responsibilities:
Set up, start up, maintain, and troubleshoot extrusion lines and associated products in conformance with customer/company production specifications.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret production paperwork (e.g. Sales Orders, Production Notes Customer Specifications, and Set-Up Sheets)

  • Set up flat and blown film lines, using previously determined guidelines and specifications

  • Startup extrusion line and maintain the line within customer specification

  • Data entry of all production data into Syteline

  • Prepare customer samples as required

  • Inspect running material and take gauge samples from rolls per specification and test material

  • Make tooling changes or adjustments with little or no supervision (e.g. cleaning screws)

  • Make recommendations to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product

  • Suggests changes in working conditions and equipment use to increase efficiency of plant, department or work crew

  • Attend weekly shift meeting and safety meetings (in addition to regular work schedule)

  • Train Utility Workers or other Operators (when required)

  • Assume the role of Team Leader in Supervisors absence (when required)

  • Acquire skills to operate a variety of lines to allow for flexibility in production scheduling

  • Perform duties of Utility Worker (when required)

  • Maintain confidentiality of information such as formulas, supplier names, materials, process conditions and set-up information

  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate strong time management skills

  • Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions and correspondence

  • Ability to travel between facilities

  • Ability to work overtime if required to meet business demands

  • Ability to use a computer; including but not limited to manufacturing software

  • Ability to perform complex calculations including fractions and decimals

  • Ability to add, subtract, divide and multiply with the aid of a calculator

  • Ability to read a ruler and understand measurements in fractions and decimals

  • Ability to communicate effectively with workers, supervisors, managers and customers

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out complex multiple step instructions

  • Ability to deal with problems and non-standardized situations with multiple variables

Education, Licenses, Certifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred

  • Associates degree from a technical school preferred


  • One to three years production experience preferred

  • Experience with dies and extruders preferred

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job the employee must:

  • Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

  • Be able to push or pull heavy objects up to 250 pounds

  • Be able to work 12 hours shifts

  • Perform repetitive tasks

  • Routinely stand, sit, hear, walk, and talk

  • Reach, climb, bend, kneel, crouch, twist and balance; sometimes in awkward or tight spaces

  • Have good close vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus

  • Meet SWM certification requirements to operate Power Industrial Trucks

PPE Requirements: Employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment including;

  • Safety shoes (steel toe or composite toe)

  • Safety Glasses

  • Bump Caps

  • Protective Gloves; when performing certain tasks

  • Hearing Protection; when required

  • Other personal protective equipment as required for certain tasks

Work Environment: Conditions are that of a manufacturing environment.

  • Air Temperatures can range from cold to hot

  • Atmosphere may contain dust, fumes and odors

  • May include mechanical, electrical, chemical, explosive and radiation hazards

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or other protected status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

SWM International is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce, and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at SWM, please email our Talent Acquisition Team at [emailprotected]