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Manufacturing Helper

Location: Pittsfield, MA, United States
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The Pittsfield, MA location is seeking a Manufacturing Helper to join its Filtration 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: The schedule has rotating shifts:  1st 6a-2p, 2nd 2p-10p, 3rd 10p-6a.  Includes weekends.

  • Safely conduct self and job tasks 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
Position Demands
Conditions are that of a manufacturing environment:
  • Air temperatures can range from cold to hot and may get wet.
  • Atmosphere may contain dust, fumes, and odors.
  • May include mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards.
Employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including:
  • Safety shoes (steel toe or composite toe)
  • Safety Glasses
  • 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 up to 50 pounds.
  • Be able to push or pull heavy objects up to 250 pounds.
  • Be able to work 8 or 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
The hourly rate for this position is $23.94 per hour.  Shift differentials of .50¢ on 2nd and $1 on 3rd. 1.5x’s on Saturdays, 2x on Sundays.
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.