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Machine Operator

Location: Greenfield, MA, United States
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Mativ is a global leader in specialty materials 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.

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, the Machine Operator I Provides necessary support to the production teams, assist machine operators with assigned tasks, maintain materials and supplies, track inventories, and package finished products. The position reports to the leader on any work status updates.


Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Reads and interprets production paperwork (e.g. Sales Orders, Production Notes Customer Specifications, and Set-Up Sheets)
  • Sets up assigned machine for production using previously determined guidelines and specifications
  • Sets up, maintains and performs change overs on extrusion line by following customer specifications.
  • Audits material consumption and loading
  • Enters all production data into Enterprise Readiness Planning (ERP) system
  • Inspects and prepares customer samples as required following product specifications
  • Conducts tooling changes or machine adjustments
  • Recommends improvements to production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and equipment use to increase efficiency of plant, department, or work crew
  • Attends shift and safety meetings when required
  • Assists all operators and coworkers to meet organizational key performance indicators
  • Acquires skills to operate lines in one production segment
  • Performs duties of Operator I (when required)
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education & Skillsets:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with workers, supervisors, managers and customers
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out complex multiple step instructions
  • Ability to deal with problems and non-standardized situations with multiple variables
  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate strong time management skills
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions and correspondence
  • Ability to travel between facilities
  • Ability to work overtime if required to meet business demands
  • Ability to use a computer; including but not limited to manufacturing software
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations, aided, including fractions and decimals
  • Ability to read a ruler and understand measurements in fractions and decimals

Preferred Education and Skillsets:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Associates degree from a technical school
  • 1-3 years experience with dies and extruders

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job the employee must:

  • Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Be able to push or pull heavy objects with mechanical assistance
  • Be able to work 12 hours 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
  • Meet Mativ certification requirements to operate Power Industrial Trucks

PPE Requirements:  Employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment 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

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.