Pactiv Evergreen Inc.

Head Operator - $21.04/hr.

Job Locations US-GA-Athens
Position Type
Full Time
Pay Type


Company Description

Our Company…


Come grow your career with us! At Evergreen Packaging we pour “fresh thinking” into what we do every day in creating value for our customers and our employees. Our products include gable top packaging, as well as paper and paperboard which ultimately takes the shape of cups, food trays, envelopes, specialty packaging, magazines, and much more. As the number one global manufacturer of refrigerated cartons, our customers are some of the largest brands in the world.


We’ve worked hard to develop a collaborative culture that encourages business and professional growth. We also have a strong focus on safety. Our people collaborate well, while having visibility as individual contributors.


In our high-energy, collaborative environment, our teams focus on bringing to market quality products that consumers and global brands trust. We value talented, flexible decision makers with entrepreneurial spirits.


Every day our 3900 Team Members combine practical innovations and rigorous execution in our operating facilities across North America, Asia and Latin America to deliver products and services that exceed expectations and position us to win as a leader in our industry.


We are looking for the very best Head Operator to join our Athens, Georgia Converting Operation. The Athens facility is one of our most complex converting locations supporting an comprehensive customer base. The facility supplies gable-top cartons using web fed flexographic and lithographic printing technologies.


The Packer Operator fits into a best in class production organizational design that drives safety, equipment reliability, process improvement, process standardization, and next generation initiatives.

"IND1P" #CB1


Hiring Immediately! 

Hiring immediately Forklift Operators –Direct Hire, Company Benefits, Growing Company!


Starting Pay: $20.58/hour

Job Description

The Opportunity....

  • Perform lockouts by following the safety procedures for each line or section of a line.
  • Replace broken or worn out belts by stopping line, performing LOTO, and loosening the idle pulley to remove old belt.
  • Respond to requests from inspector by following up on reported quality issues.
  • Adjust coordination of speed of both line sections by turning knob on control panel for sealer and coordination of speed with touch screen on packer.
  • Adjust side to side shaft pressure by loosening collar and sliding shaft up or down as required.
  • Adjust the production line by reading carton seams and appearances for indications of off quality conditions.
  • Be sure the production line has case separators for the packer by moving them from storage area to line.
  • Check dry spots by tearing cartons both forward and backwards and observing seams closing.
  • Check lines down for more than four hours by inspecting line for foreign matter and completing check sheet.
  • Check machine set up at the beginning of shift by marketing cartons and running them through the line and inspecting the finished sample.
  • Check seams for defects by using the heat bench to separate the carton seam and observing any signs of slickness that indicates a problem of sealing.
  • Check seams for leaks by dropping cut samples in the alcohol bath then separating the seams looking for shininess and indication of bad seam.
  • Communicate major equipment problems with machine or equipment by completing maintenance work order.
  • Do an inspection of the line near beginning of shift by visually walking the line and making observations of settings.
  • Ensure that machine parts, bolts, and assemblies are tight and functioning properly by performing constant visual checks during shift.
  • Inspect line for proper production by continually walking around machine, observing each stage of production to ensure proper function.
  • Perform Dry Tear and Peel Check during the shift by tearing carton in both directions and inspect for shinny spots and loose poly.
  • Perform PM on machines by observing machine items listed on PM checklist.
  • Perform various quality checks by following the tests on the quality check list that are required every two hours.
  • Protect hand and product cleanliness by putting on gloves.
  • Remove bad cartons form the line by physically picking them up and throwing them into the discard bin.
  • Respond to findings when making PM checks by making minor adjustments and machine repairs.
  • Respond to issues regarding worn or broken belts y communicating with maintenance department.
  • Visually check side to side pressure by moving 50 cartons into magazine and reading level on top.
  • After three samples have been run, the head operator records the ratio of the bend results onto the Daily Bend Ratio Sheet by reading the results on the tester.
  • Clean water bars by using scraper to remove excess poly build-up.
  • Perform the Score Bend Ratio Testing by taking three cartons off the line and transporting them to the lab.
  • Record quality checks on the FM-7212 form by writing down results.
  • Supply packer with boxes by moving them from storage area to the production line using forklift truck.
  • Adjust speed by pressing speed indicator button on the Panel View 1000 touch screen.
  • Clean machine by performing blow down of the line when feeder is away from machine.
  • Document machine by writing machine number, shift and problem on production board.
  • Help feeder catch up when possible by straightening out and lining up new cartons from the staging pallet.
  • Ensure belts are available for replacement by hanging new belts in appropriate locations on machine.
  • Initiate replacement to drive belt or two-hour cook-on belt by communicating with maintenance department.
  • Replace belt by using allen wrench to loosen collar and remove idler pulleys.
  • Check for bad folds by marking cartons and running them through the line and inspecting the finished sample.
  • Obtain replacement belts from supply room by completing sign out sheet.
  • Prepare the SBR samples by cutting them with paper cutter according to the diagram provided in the lab.
  • Provide information for boxes and dividers by removing identification ticket and providing to feeder or packer operator.
  • Relieves feeder, inspector, or packer operator on 12 hours shift by operating the feed machine.
  • Understand and comply with all Safe Quality Food (SQF) requirements.
  • Comply with facility safety requirements including wearing the required PPE and following all of the safety rules and procedures.


What you will need to succeed....

  • Accredited High School Diploma/GED & Work Key Certificate
  • High energy and a passion for a manufacturing career
  • Ability to work independently and within a Team
  • Attention to detail
  • Motivation to train two jobs up.
  • Manufacturing experience and familiarity working with machines
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and experience using tools
  • Sound judgment and decision making
  • Basic math and computer skills required
  • Excellent attendance and demonstrated commitment to excellent job performance
  • Ability to detect colors and shades
  • Ability to read, write and follow instructions
  • Demonstrates teamwork and cooperation in accomplishing all tasks
  • Willingness to work weekends and different shifts as needed

Additional information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

Evergreen Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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