Machine Operator Trainer

Novolex employs over 10,000 people across the globe. We strive to be the employer of choice in the global packaging industry. Novolex Careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth. Our team is rich in diversity and our culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork in all we do.

Position Summary:

The Operator Trainer provides on-the-job training that requires thorough knowledge of the mechanical operation of each type of bag machine within the facility. Participates in the implementation of new training programs and may introduce new processes for manufacturing areas. Maintains rosters of training progress, examination as well as certification records, and, in addition, may monitor trainees. Takes initiative to ensure work is done accurately and completely. Applies existing work methods to different known situations.

Troubleshoots problems involving recurring, routine situations; usually refers more complex problems to supervisor or more senior level personnel.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a Hilex Poly product evangelist.
  • Reliable attendance is mandatory
  • Able to work/communicate with a diverse group of people
  • Collaborates with Plant Manager, Supervisors, and Training Coordinator to identify training needs.
  • Follow training curriculum to conduct training and/or retraining on machines, material handling, safety, and quality control processes.
  • Document and track training and/or retraining certification for each employee
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of quality, environmental, health and safety management systems
  • Assure that environmental, health and safety training is updated and conducted as needed
  • Own all training modules; as a subject matter expert, the Trainer will provide recommendations to aid in the creation of new modules or revision and improvement of existing modules, job aids and learning materials.
    • Work with operators to identify and include best practices
    • Identify recurring quality issues and train to eliminate
    • Resolves and/or facilitates resolution of problems including identifying causes to prevent re-occurrence
  • Provides constructive feedback to training participants
  • Administers knowledge validation testing to training participants as needed
  • May serve as a lead and assign work to less experienced personnel
  • Complies with all Company policies, operating procedures, processes, regulatory requirements, and task assignments
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees and management in all departments.
  • Manage relationships with other departments.
  • Perform production work when not training
  • Other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Candidate Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or GED required
  • Must have minimum of Level 2 Bag Machine Operator Certification
  • Must have experience with each type of bag machine in the plant
  • Must be able to lift 25-40 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Must be team oriented and self-motivated
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

About the Company

  • Novolex is North America s leader in packaging choice and sustainability.
  • Novolex is headquartered in Hartsville, SC and has 62 facilities around the globe, including the worlds largest closed loop plastic bag recycling plant located in Indiana. The company has over 10,000 employees in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
  • The family of historic Novolex brands includes Bagcraft Packaging, Hilex Poly , Fortune Plastics , Duro Bag , De Luxe Packaging, Burrows Paper, Novolex Custom Film & Bag , International Converter , General Packaging Products, Heritage Bag , Burrows Packaging, Sheilds and The Waddington Group.
  • Each of the Novolex brands brings a unique sustainability and product story in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications. The Novolex brands are unified by four common values: Manufacturing Innovation and Quality; Service; Packaging Choice; and Sustainability.
  • Novolex focuses on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store, deli, food service, hospitality, institutional, processor and industrial markets. The Novolex product portfolio and our engineered solutions are designed to meet customer packaging application needs in the areas of food contact, customer experience, resale items, checkout systems, can liners and packaging operations.

Our Mission

  • Novolex s mission is to continue a tradition of leadership established by our historic brands in the areas of packaging choice, customer service, manufacturing innovation, quality, and sustainability.

Our Vision Statement

  • To be a leading provider of packaging solutions that are environmentally friendly, create value for the customer and Novolex , have excellent quality, and provide superior service.
  • We want to accomplish this with an entrepreneurial culture which drives operational excellence and proactively creates ecological solutions.

Our Environmental Mission
Novolex's sustainability goal is to establish a viable environmental program and product line that:

  • Reduces the impact of plastic and paper on the environment through recycling and increased recycled content
  • Sets a high standard of industry leadership and corporate citizenship
  • Creates meaningful benefits for the environment and the community
  • Facilitates environmental action by retailers and the community

For more information on Novolex , visit our website at: www. novolex. com

Novolex does not publically post salary information on job boards.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Pre-employment, as well as post-hire substance testing, is required for specified positions through Novolex. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.

Novolex is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company s application process should contact Jamie Wells at 800-845-6051.
Novolex is an E-Verify Employer.
Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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