Machine Operator - Manufacturing 2nd Shift

Job Locations US-TX-Arlington
Requisition ID
Manufacturing & Operations
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products, seeks Machine Operators to join our thriving Tube Plant in Arlington, TX. This position requires a candidate that is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is looking to learn and grow with our company. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
With over 4,000 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.  We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
- Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
- Tobacco-free campuses
- Health and wellness tools
- Comprehensive benefit package 



- Completes set-ups according to work orders
- Checks quality during the run
- Runs the machine at the speed specified speed as instructed
- Inspect finished goods for proper gluing/cutting/adjusting
- Stop the machine if any mechanical malfunction occurs
- Accurately counts the quantity on each pallet
- Keeps the machine and surrounding area clean
- Verifies production matches customer work orders
- Complete daily production report and hourly management reports
- Set up and run UPC and glue detection scanners
- Adheres to all plant safety policies and training as scheduled
- Participates in plant-wide safety, housekeeping and all continuous improvement programs (Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, etc.).
- Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and responsibility in every aspect of the job
- Responsible to complete assigned work with minimal supervision
- Must be willing and available to work scheduled holidays as necessary
- Working as scheduled and arriving on time is a condition of employment.


- Prior Experience as a Machine Operator in a Manufacturing Environment (Feeder/Cutter or Glue)
- Ability to read basic measurement tools such as calipers, micrometers and tape measures
- Strong leadership and the ability to take initiative
- Good verbal and written communication skills with ability to provide hands-on training
- Lifting from floor to waist up to 50 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
- In sound physical condition – ability to tolerate cold, heat and humidity while performing manual labor; work can be physically demanding at times
- Must be willing to work in a tobacco product free environment and a drug free environment with random drug testing
- High School diploma, GED or equivalent required
- Must be willing to advance in skills and knowledge.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Have basic computer skills.
- Mechanical skills a plus.
- Ability to work as a team member in an employee based leadership environment.
- Ability to solve basic math problems, including ability to accurately read a measuring-tape to the 1/32” increments.
- Ability to comprehend, retain, and perform procedures from verbal and written instructions.


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