Position Description

Nutek- Technical Operator Non-Woven
Location PA - McElhattan
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 an experienced Technical Operators for our Insert First Quality Nutek located in McElhattan, PA. 



Primary responsibilities include:

Responsible for the operational efficiency and quality of a Nonwoven department.  Able to apply specialized skills to quality inspections and operation of Nonwoven carding process, department and auxiliary components.

  • Ensures adherence to all safety rules and uses the proper safety equipment/PPE at all times.
  • Responsible for operations of a Nonwoven process.
  • Responsible for maintaining and repairing Nonwoven process equipment and auxiliary components.
  • Uses measuring tools including micrometers, vernier calipers, etc. to ensure proper process set-up.
  • Performs and coordinates product changes to meet production requirements.
  • Shares knowledge and techniques with team members and assists with training.
  • Responsible for making sure all documentation is filled out correctly and submitted in a timely fashion.
  • Keeps a journal of the operation of the machine and troubleshooting that was done.
  • Utilizes skills in other businesses as required and performs other duties where assigned.
  • Follows necessary GMP and ISO regulations/guidelines.
  • Performs quality assurance inspections and maintains quality standards for the product.
  • Ensures the proper raw materials are in place and covered at the machine.
  • Keeps the machine and the surrounding area clean.
  • Assists maintenance personnel as required.
  • Follows instructions of the Line Leader.


The ideal candidate should possess the following:


  • Operational knowledge of Nonwoven carding process and equipment.
  • Knowledge of product specifications, quality specifications, goals, efficiency, scrap and production.
  • Highly skilled in the use of all measuring tools, micrometers, vernier calipers, etc.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team oriented environment.
  • Good oral/written communicator and analytical thinker.
  • Must be able to be a self starter.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of nonwoven carding experience or applicable experience.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Technical or Vocational School training relating to processing is a plus.
  • Experience with roll doffing systems is a plus.
  • Work in an environment exposed to fiber dust.
  • Operation of forklifts and scissorlifts during shift.
  • Daily sweeping and organizing floor and work area.
  • Constant standing and walking throughout the shift.
  • Occasional bending, climbing, kneeling, and reaching overhead during shift.
  • Occasional pushing and/or pulling with arms and legs throughout shift.
  • Occasional lifting or carrying of items weighing up to 75 lbs.
  • Occasional repetitive use of feet during shift.
  • Occasional repetitive use of hands during shift.
  • Occasional light and strong grasping during shift.

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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