Position Description

Process Operator $15.00 - $19.00
Location SC - Anderson
Employment Duration Full time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years We are seeking Process Operators for our First Quality Tissue facility located in Anderson, SC. Process Operators are responsible for operating more than one type of machine in more than one department in a safe, competent, efficient, and productive manner. Each operator must keep a safe and clean work area.


Come join a high performance team, where our Culture defines who we are.  We have built a community upon a foundation of Humanity, Core Business Philosophy, and Working Together.  This means putting our team members and customers first.   We have invested in the latest technology and resources to support a business that will last for generations.  Our Process Operators are key to our continued success.


Primary responsibilities for Operations Departments include:

  • Owns personal and team safety. Observes all safety rules and uses the proper safety equipment at all times.

  • Responsible for supporting the team and other team members to achieve world class results.

  • Follows necessary Good Manufacturing Practices and other manufacturing regulations/guidelines.

  • Manages respective operations support function. Receives work direction from the Lead.

  • Operates select pieces of process and material handling equipment.

  • Ensures all raw material inventories are maintained and communicates any issues with the Lead.

  • Ensures quality and workmanship standards are met for the products being produced.

  • Ensures process and product quality checks are performed as required.

  • Maintains any required record keeping.

  • Ensures shift-to-shift communication is maintained.

  • Practices good housekeeping by keeping the machines and surrounding areas clean.

  • Develops and maintains operating procedures and ensures all SOP's are followed.

  • Communicates any and all operating problems and status to the Lead.

  • Properly trains other Process Operators and other team members as required.

  • Relieves other team members for break periods as required.

  • Assists maintenance personnel as needed.

  • Performs other duties as necessary when directed.

  • Show up ready for work and on-time. 

  • Becomes an expert at his/her position, but capable of performing all departmental Process Operator jobs.

  • Understands the business and the impact of his/her position.


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills for Operations Departments:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Mechanical aptitude including ability to operate a forklift.

  • Mathematical skills to operate and understand Laboratory testing.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team oriented environment.

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot problems.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Work rotating 12.5-hour shifts, switching from nights to days consistently. Some mandatory overtime required at short notice.



Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!



First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.


First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

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