Machine Operator-Second Shift

  • Location
    Mead, Nebraska
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Salary
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing - Machine Operator


  • Operate or tend machines designed to cut or laminate expanded polystyrene blocks according to exacting standards of work
  • Receive and read work orders
  • Calculate the number of blocks required for work order
  • Communicate number of blocks required for work order to material handler
  • Adjust cutting wires to correct dimensions using hand tools
  • Lock out energy source and then remove the lock out device when job is completed
  • Start cutting machine and adjust the line speed
  • Position block on slab and feed block into cutting machine
  • Cut foam according to correct dimensions and squareness per work order
  • Continuously observe and examine machine in operation to ensure conformance to customer specifications
  • Stack, sort, and bundle cut material according to Bill of Lading instructions
  • Record data concerning amount and type of block used
  • Use slabs, down cutter, tape measure, wrap machine, calculator, radio, and computer


  • Ability to follow instructions and read production orders
  • Experience with computers including various manufacturing programs
  • Ability to use measuring gauges like tape measures
  • Prior experience operating a forklift
  • Ability to work fast and efficient and willing to work long hours during busy season
  • Understanding of basic math, reading, and writing skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to stand, walk, lift, reach above shoulders, bend, twist, and drive


  • High School Diploma or GED


Business is cyclical and will require flexibility in shift hours and days of the week worked. Typical schedule: 8 hour shifts M-F with overtime as required (during high sales volumes). Up to 12 hour days.


This position is located in a manufacturing environment with some exposure to the outdoors. There is also exposure to loud machinery, fumes, odors, and dust. Personal protective equipment (PPE) including eye and hearing protection is required at all times.

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