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Manufacturing Helper

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Location: Pittsfield, MA, United States
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The Pittsfield, MA location is seeking a Manufacturing Helper to join its team.

The Manufacturing Helper is responsible for performing all tasks associated with supporting manufacturing operations on the paper machine and in finishing/converting. Responsibilities include transporting and staging rolls, threading of machines and general housekeeping. The Helper provides general support for and takes direction from the Machine Tender and/or Paper Machine Rewinder Operator or the Calender Operator for the responsible and safe operation of the paper machine or calenders.

SHIFT:  Rotating - 1st 6a-2p, 2nd 2p-10p, 3rd 10p-6a.  Includes weekends.

  • Conduct self and job tasks in a safe manner following proper work procedures
  • Perform and document PT/FT inspections
  • Monitor and stock operating supplies as needed or directed; cores, pallets, wrap, etc.
  • Move rolls from Machine, Calender and Rewinder areas
  • Collect scrap and waste from process to bale
  • General housekeeping
  • Assist the Rewinder crew in preparing production materials
  • Keep work area and machinery clean, neat, organized and free of any safety hazards
  • Ability to work safely in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support co-workers
  • Ability to safely operate a clamp or fork truck
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination
  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D)
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Ability to learn to use computers
  • Be able to perform all physical requirements of the job and work in a safe manner
  • Ability to understand and follow operating/job procedures
  • Ability to read, write, keep neat and accurate records, and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to fully understand the quality requirements of technical material products and his/her role in ensuring quality


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 and holidays
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family