Gluer Operator

US-TN-Kingston Springs
Requisition ID
Manufacturing & Operations
Position Type
Regular Full-Time



  Caraustar's Folding Carton Plant located is seeking an experienced Folder / Glue Line Operator for our Kingston Springs, TN facility.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background in folding carton manufacturing with experience Jagenburg, Bobst or International Folder Gluers.

In addition to providing a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes: Medical, Pharmacy Plan, Dental, 401 (k), Life Insurance & additional Employee Assistance Programs, Caraustar offers the opportunity to further advance in the printing field by providing a progressive training program.  Relocation assistance available.


Position Summary: Responsible for the overall quality & production of folded & glued cartons, in addition to preventative care and maintenance to assigned equipment.
- Check production schedule.
- Read work order, job bag, confirm size, style and copy information.
- Establish make-ready on machine based on carton style and customer requirements. 
- Obtain work-in-process loads based on machine usage.
- Assist with cutting pads and set up of tapers when needed.
- Wash and fill glue pots.
- Relieve crew members for breaks.
- Complete daily production/attribute report and hourly management reports.
- Perform quality checks and documentation.
- Knowledge of Job Hazard and Lockout Tagout.
- Required to perform any one of the following tests: opening force, edge caliper, scanner challenge. 
- Set up and run UPC and glue detection scanners.
- Check case label for correct information prior to startup after make-ready.
- Complete raw material request form and submit to shipping personnel.
- Perform basic press maintenance.
- Responsible for press housekeeping.
- Knowledge of Job Hazard and Lockout Tagout.
- Comply with plant safety and PPE requirements.
- Complete production reports and hourly management reports.
- Report all food safety and quality problems to supervisor.
- Associate is responsible to keep their work area clean, empty trash and sweep daily.
- All other duties as assigned.



- Experience as a Feeder, Packer or Gluer Operator.
- Ability to read basic measurement tools such as calipers, micrometers and tape measures.
- Knowledge of auto-bottom, four-corner, six-corner and side seam cartons
- Strong leadership and the ability to take initiative.
- Good verbal and written communication skills with ability to provide hands-on training.
- Ability to obtain a valid tow motor license and pass tow motor exam.
- Lifting from floor to waist up to 35 lbs. frequently, able to bend, squat, step up steps to press platform.
- Pushing/pulling using manual pallet jack to move pallets (Av. 1000lbs, 55” high) of paperboard.
- Manufacturing environment, noisy at times (hearing protection required), heated and cooled.


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