Onyx Specialty Papers Third Helper in South Lee, Massachusetts
JOB SUMMARY: The 3rd Helper works as part of a 4 - person Beater Crew. The primary role of this position is ensuring the necessary raw materials are set up for demand of the Paper Machine. TYPICAL JOB DUTIES: - Make pulp and Friction rounds for both #1 and #2 paper machines as instructed by the Beater Furnish Order. - Operate a Fork Lift Truck to move materials. - Assist 2nd helper in furnishing both virgin and broke rounds on all grade lines following a furnishing checklist. - Re-stock the beater room by retrieving materials using the elevator. Monitor and refill Turkey oil, 231 D caustic, size, and 61067 retention aid as needed. - Housekeeping - Empty trash for multiple areas, sweep floors, assist in clean up after each round, and run the floor scrubber. GENERAL JOB REQUIREMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES: - Each week, all hourly associates must complete their time sheet in an online payroll system and on the last shift / day worked, review the time sheet for accuracy, approve and submit their time entered for the week - Environmental responsibilities include completing and applying concepts of Environmental training, personally practicing recycling and reuse principles to reduce waste generation, and taking action immediately to report and respond to chemical spills and other conditions posing risk to the environment. - Participate as a peer trainer to train new 3rd Helpers - Meet safety requirements of the position, including wearing of appropriate PPE , completing all required safety training, completing 15 safety activities per month, reporting all injuries or near misses within 24 hours of occurrence and intervening to correct any observed unsafe behaviors by co-workers or mill visitors. EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND/OR CERTIFICATION / LICENSURE REQUIRED: - Certification/Licensure: Successfully pass certification test for 3rd Helper after 4 weeks of on the job training. - Forklift operator certification and recertification every 3 years. JOB KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS REQUIRED: - Basic math skills - addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. - Attention to detail. - Ability to enter data efficiently and accurately into a computer system. - Strong teamwork skills including the ability to adapt to changing circumstances. - Must be able to take direction from senior crew members and management. WORKING CONDITIONS: - Exposure to dusty conditions, carcinogenic dust if materials are not handled properly, carbon dust, lethal gas if instructions are not properly followed, materials that may cause skin irritation, humid and, at times, extreme temperatures in the summer months, loud noises that may exceed 85 decibels, hot pipes, chemical/material odors, and splashing hot/warm stock. - Working around moving fork lift trucks. - Risk of minor injuries from use of utility knife, pushing and lifting materials, exposure to extreme high and/or low ph chemicals. - Position requires working a rotating shift schedule, working 8 to 12 hours per shift, 5 to 7 days per week. Exposure to heat (mainly in summer months) and noise, some exposure to resin fumes and filler dust. Injuries may be caused by nip points, hot machinery, high pressure steam lines, and wet floors. Hazards are also presented by the close proximity between both paper machines.