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Sorter 1

Location: Orangeburg, NY, United States
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Position TitleSorter 1

location: Cleanroom Deparment


About Mativ

Mativ is the newly created company through the combination of SWM and Neenah. This is an exciting opportunity for both companies to come together and create a global leader in specialty materials and solutions with approximately $3B in sales generated through our complementary products, innovation capabilities, customers, and attractive end-markets. Together, there is potential to create significant value for our customers, shareholders, and, most importantly, our employees.  Mativ is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Company offers a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. With over 7,500 employees worldwide, we manufacture on four continents and generate sales in more than 100 countries. We offer a wide range of premium applications across diversified and growing end markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging. 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.


The Sorter 1 is an entry level position with primary responsibility of inspecting the finished products by ensuring products meets the quality specifications. Additionally, the responsibility of this role is to ensure instructions are in compliance with company policy and customer specifications. Report directly to the Laminator Team Leader.



  • 100% visual inspection of products.
  • Verify product quality in accordance to product specifications.
  • Sort professional product defects at a minimum of 1,000 products per hour.
  • Sort OTC products defects at a minimum of 3,000 products per hour.
  • Assemble and roll up OTC products as per production requirements.
  • Inform Laminator Operator and/or Supervisor of observed process deficiencies and product defects or abnormalities.
  • Separate all non-conforming products during production.
  • Count defective product by type of product.
  • Stack good product in production bins.
  • Discard defective products in the rejected bins.
  • Complete paperwork for your production bins and rejected bins.
  • Verification of Line Clearance activities as defined by applicable instructions.
  • Clean airlocks, floor, and areas around the machine’s surfaces, bins and others areas of the cleanroom as assigned by the Supervisor and following the cleaning instruction.
  • Print, verify and approve the in-line print, label or sticker as a required by EuroMed instructions.
  • Operates the packaging machines as required by the production.
  • Operates weighting scales making certain that correct amount of product is packed into the retail boxes or packaging configuration.
  • 100% visual inspection on retail boxes ensuring that:
  • The retail box is raised straight and the label is placed in the correct position and with the right information as per the specification.
  • The box is completely sealed without visible glue, clean and free of dust or dirt.
  • Move; push/pull the raw material, carts, equipment and containers.
  • Able to use the IQS system.
  • Conform to all safety procedures.
  • This position requires covering and/or interchanging between day and night shift (including but not limited to: cover for leaves of absence, vacation, position vacancy, etc.)
  • This position requires working on weekends as per business needs.


Secondary responsabilities:

  • Receive and return material from the warehouse.
  • Verify the materials according with the job traveler.
  • Support Z-Fold process according to the specifications
  • Support Carton Room packaging process according to specifications.
  • Support Mixing Room process according to specifications.
  • Support Print Department process according to specifications.
  • Support others departments as assigned.




Essential skills:

  • Detail oriented with good organizational skills.
  • Good communication and interaction skills.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Problem Solving and decision making.
  • Self-motivated to work effectively in a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, understand, and apply the information contained on technical documentation or procedures.
  • Flexibility to work overtime.






Essential Experience:

  • 1-year hands-on experience in a production environment.



Essential Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree is a plus.
  • Basic computer skills using Word and Excel.
  • Physically capable performing tasks associated with the responsibilities, such as but not limited to:
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; work on an elevated platform or surface; and talk, see and hear.
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.


  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 45 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



Desirable Qualifications:

  • 1- 3 years’ hands-on experience in a production environment.
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office Suite





While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, electronics and other light industrial equipment. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. Also will perform tasks inside cleanroom and must follow cleanroom work instructions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.  For certain tasks, lifting equipment is provided, as is eye, ear, and toe protection.


Employee must frequently push or pull material handling equipment such as pallet jacks and or material carts carrying loads in excess of 1,800lbs.