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Pactiv Evergreen Head Operator/ Sealing in Athens, Georgia

Hiring Immediately! Starting at $23.04 with up to $5000 in signon bonus opportunities!

Great Benefits Including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • 401K

  • Education Assistance

  • Vacation and Holiday Pay

Hiring Immediately! Starting at $23.04 with up to $5000 in signon bonus opportunities!

Starting Pay: $23.04/hour

Job Description

The Opportunity....

  • Perform lockouts by following the safety procedures for each line or section of a line.

  • Replace broken or worn out belts by stopping line, performing LOTO, and loosening the idle pulley to remove old belt.

  • Respond to requests from inspector by following up on reported quality issues.

  • Adjust coordination of speed of both line sections by turning knob on control panel for sealer and coordination of speed with touch screen on packer.

  • Adjust side to side shaft pressure by loosening collar and sliding shaft up or down as required.

  • Adjust the production line by reading carton seams and appearances for indications of off quality conditions.

  • Be sure the production line has case separators for the packer by moving them from storage area to line.

  • Check dry spots by tearing cartons both forward and backwards and observing seams closing.

  • Check lines down for more than four hours by inspecting line for foreign matter and completing check sheet.

  • Check machine set up at the beginning of shift by marketing cartons and running them through the line and inspecting the finished sample.

  • Check seams for defects by using the heat bench to separate the carton seam and observing any signs of slickness that indicates a problem of sealing.

  • Check seams for leaks by dropping cut samples in the alcohol bath then separating the seams looking for shininess and indication of bad seam.

  • Communicate major equipment problems with machine or equipment by completing maintenance work order.

  • Do an inspection of the line near beginning of shift by visually walking the line and making observations of settings.

  • Ensure that machine parts, bolts, and assemblies are tight and functioning properly by performing constant visual checks during shift.

  • Inspect line for proper production by continually walking around machine, observing each stage of production to ensure proper function.

  • Perform Dry Tear and Peel Check during the shift by tearing carton in both directions and inspect for shinny spots and loose poly.

  • Perform PM on machines by observing machine items listed on PM checklist.

  • Perform various quality checks by following the tests on the quality check list that are required every two hours.

  • Protect hand and product cleanliness by putting on gloves.

  • Remove bad cartons form the line by physically picking them up and throwing them into the discard bin.

  • Respond to findings when making PM checks by making minor adjustments and machine repairs.

  • Respond to issues regarding worn or broken belts y communicating with maintenance department.

  • Visually check side to side pressure by moving 50 cartons into magazine and reading level on top.

  • After three samples have been run, the head operator records the ratio of the bend results onto the Daily Bend Ratio Sheet by reading the results on the tester.

  • Clean water bars by using scraper to remove excess poly build-up.

  • Perform the Score Bend Ratio Testing by taking three cartons off the line and transporting them to the lab.

  • Record quality checks on the FM-7212 form by writing down results.

  • Supply packer with boxes by moving them from storage area to the production line using forklift truck.

  • Adjust speed by pressing speed indicator button on the Panel View 1000 touch screen.

  • Clean machine by performing blow down of the line when feeder is away from machine.

  • Document machine by writing machine number, shift and problem on production board.

  • Help feeder catch up when possible by straightening out and lining up new cartons from the staging pallet.

  • Ensure belts are available for replacement by hanging new belts in appropriate locations on machine.

  • Initiate replacement to drive belt or two-hour cook-on belt by communicating with maintenance department.

  • Replace belt by using allen wrench to loosen collar and remove idler pulleys.

  • Check for bad folds by marking cartons and running them through the line and inspecting the finished sample.

  • Obtain replacement belts from supply room by completing sign out sheet.

  • Prepare the SBR samples by cutting them with paper cutter according to the diagram provided in the lab.

  • Provide information for boxes and dividers by removing identification ticket and providing to feeder or packer operator.

  • Relieves feeder, inspector, or packer operator on 12 hours shift by operating the feed machine.

  • Understand and comply with all Safe Quality Food (SQF) requirements.

  • Comply with facility safety requirements including wearing the required PPE and following all of the safety rules and procedures.

What you will need to succeed....

  • Accredited High School Diploma/GED

  • 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

Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at

72 miles east of Atlanta, Athens is a city in northeast Georgia. It's known for its antebellum architecture. It marks the start of the state's Antebellum Trail of historic Civil War towns. The T.R.R. Cobb House, the mansion of a mid-19th-century lawyer, has period furniture and exhibits related to Southern history. Nearby, the Taylor Grady House is a Greek Revival mansion, and the Church-Waddel-Brumby House dates from the early 19th century.

The Evergreen Packaging Athens Carton Converting Facility is located in Athens, Georgia, which is also home to the University of Georgia and is approximately an hour from the city of Atlanta and its cosmopolitan amenities. Opened in 1951 and employing 163 team members, the facility ships over two billion gable top cartons annually. Athens prints and die cuts refrigerated gable top cartons for a variety of global brands found in retail groceries throughout the US.

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen 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, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email

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