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Coating Assistant - Third Shift

Location: Windsor, CT, United States
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Our Coating Assistant supports Mativ’s Sustainable & Adhesive Solutions Function. This individual will perform the operations required to set up and operate the coating machines by applying specific adhesive to a variety of release liners and substrates. Operators in this classification are responsible for the full set-up and operation of the coating machines, inclusive of both the wet and dry ends of the machine and must maintain a clean room appearance at all times.
  • Utilizing specified materials, cleans coating machine, as directed, for process preparation and to ensure the product quality to specification.
  • Prepares raw materials (adhesive, solvents, additives, and liners) for use in the coating process at the assigned machine. Is properly trained in the use of various material handling equipment (lift trucks, hoists, platform trucks, etc.) as needed to properly move and position these materials for the product to be processed. Uses safe lifting practices. Heavy lifting/movements are involved.
  • Confirms the job work order and product process sheets comply with the material set-up to be processed at the machine. Must enter data information into the computer system and ensure inventory accuracy for each job.
  • Operators in this classification must be capable of the complete set-up and operation of the wet or dry end, as well as all other coater related machine functions.
  • Must assist the coating team in the functioning of the machine to ensure maximum quality, safety, and efficiency. This includes changeovers, cleaning, and simple maintenance.
  • Ensure that material for subsequent jobs is prepared at the machine.
  • Requires the safe lifting and positioning of pumps into a drum of adhesive (pump weighs 32 lbs.).
  • Ensure smooth transition during shift change by communicating the activities during the shift. Requires you to be at the machine ten minutes before the start of shift.
  • Alerts shift supervisor to any quality issues or machine malfunction.
  • Responsible for cell housekeeping and assists with general department housekeeping, as required. Organizes the workstation to maximize efficiency.
  • Promotes teamwork. Organizes the workstation to maximize efficiency and safety.
  • Completes all necessary adjustments and fine tunes equipment to achieve.
  • Displays attributes in line with Mativ’s North Star and Company Values.
  • Ensures that all aspects of the operation are performed in accordance with ISO Procedures.
  • Participation in continuous improvement programs to enhance manufacturing processes.
  • Assist the department as required.
  • All other duties as required.
  • Assist Coating Operators on all tasks.
  • Requires a high school diploma, (or equivalent G.E.D).
  • Fluency in English both verbal and written, basic math and reading skills, mechanical aptitude, and the ability to accurately use all measuring devices.
  • Must have good computer skills for data entry.
  • Manufacturing Experience & exposure to machines.
Position Demands
Work is performed indoors in a manufacturing setting with regular exposure to cold, heat, noise, and moving machines/equipment.
Conditions are that of a manufacturing environment:
  • Air Temperatures can range from cold to hot.
  • The atmosphere may contain dust, fumes, and odors.
  • May include mechanical, electrical, chemical, explosive and radiation hazards.
Employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 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.
  • Respirator
While performing the duties of this job the employee must meet the physical demands:
  • Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Be able to work 12-hour 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.
What we offer
As a Mativ employee, you’ll have access to a variety of benefit programs designed to help you no matter your stage of life.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Consumer-Driven Health Plan (CDHP)
  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
  • Paid vacation
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family
Mativ Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in specialty materials headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company makes material impacts on the world every day through a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions that solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We manufacture on three continents and generate sales in nearly 100 countries through our family of business-to-business and consumer product brands. The company’s two segments, Filtration & Advanced Materials and Sustainable & Adhesive Solutions, target premium applications across diversified and growing end-markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging and more. Our broad portfolio of technologies combines polymers, fibers, and resins to optimize the performance of our customers’ products across multiple stages of the value chain. Our leading positions are a testament to our best-in-class global manufacturing, supply chain, and materials science capabilities. We drive innovation and enhance performance, finding potential in the impossible.