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Granulator Operator Night Shift

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.  
Our Granulator Operator supports Mativ’s Filtration & Advanced Materials division.  This individual will operate a granulator machine that grinds recyclable TPU. The shift schedule is a 12 hour rotating shift.
  • Conducts a shift exchange explaining issues during shift, discuss upcoming orders
  • Reads and interpret paperwork (e.g. work orders, sales orders, or reprocessing notes)
  • Performs pre-operation checklist to ensure safety of machinery
  • Accurately weighs and records material in manufacturing software as required
  • Unloads materials or virgin block from Gaylord; visually inspect and remove all contaminates
  • Starts up and operates granulator, including guillotine knife and blender
  • Monitors particle size of granules and cleanliness of regrind
  • Operates a fork truck and/ or pallet jack bringing materials to and from the warehouse
  • Operates overhead hoists and lift carts to handle and package finished goods
  • Takes samples as required
  • Observes machine to detect clogged blades and hopper
  • Disassembles/reassembles and clean granulator (including blades, screen, cradle, and bin)
  • Makes minor changes and adjustments to machinery with little or no supervision (e.g. transition from material to material, clearing jams)
  • Follows all safety and lock-out procedures associated with the granulator and its operation
  • Prepares skids, kegs for return to warehouse with correct packaging material, labels and details
  • Performs material handling tasks and inventory control using barcode scanner
  • Attends daily shift meeting
  • Trains other Operators when required
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality
  • Enters data into computer to include tracking of machine time, total regrind per shift, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, fractions, and/or decimals
  • Ability to use a computer; including but not limited to manufacturing software
  • Ability to communicate effectively with workers and supervisor
  • 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 work overtime if required to meet business demands
  • Ability to understand operation of machinery and fix machinery, mechanically inclined
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Prior manufacturing experience
  • 1-3 months related work experience
Position Demands
Conditions are that of a manufacturing environment:
  • Air Temperatures can range from cold to hot.
  • Atmosphere may contain dust, fumes, and odors.
  • May include mechanical, electrical, chemical, 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.
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 push or pull heavy objects up to 250 pounds
  • 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
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.
Mativ and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.