Position Description

Operator II - Converting
Location PA - Lock Haven
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 looking for Process Operators – Converting for our world class manufacturing facility in Lock Haven, PA.


As a Process Operator you will have responsibilities that include, equipment operation, troubleshooting equipment and process inefficiencies, process and quality defects, loading raw materials, quality checks and reporting, process improvement, meeting production goals and housekeeping.  Process Operators will assist their team to ensure safety, quality, customer service, housekeeping, and records are maintained according to our high standards, as well as following necessary GMP, FDA and ISO regulations/guidelines.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Loading and unloading raw materials (parent rolls, poly rolls, corrugate, glue totes, pallets, etc..)

  • Check each raw material and finished good tag for accuracy and scan it into the system for tracking and quality

  • prepping rolls for web threading and slabbing residual waste from spent cores 

  • Maintaining a clean, safe work area at all times

  • Continuously improve job skill depth and knowledge. 

  • Keeping up with raw material demands by monitoring levels and resupplying the line

  • Learn and follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)

  • Properly operate machines efficiently responding to issues with a sense of urgency

  • Taking initiative to continuously improve the manufacturing process and machine's efficiency

  • Conduct product grade change overs

  • Make adjustments to the machine and process via the HMI computer interface control panel

  • Perform routine quality checks of the process and product and log results into the system

Physical Requirements:

  • Constant standing during a 12-hour shift

  • Ability to work night shift, 7PM – 7AM

  • Occasional lifting/carrying boxes up to 50lbs.

  • Constant light grasping and occasional strong grasping

  • Constant repetitive use of foot and hand controls

  • Daily sweeping and organizing work areas


The ideal candidates should possess the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Solid character and core values

  • Strong mathematical and mechanical skills

  • Ability to operate a forklift

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work in a team orientated environment

  • Ability to operate computer equipment


    First Quality Tissue offers competitive starting rates based on previous experience and education.

    We also provide a safe, clean work environment with excellent wages and benefits including bonus and incentive programs, medical/dental benefits, 401(k) plan with company contribution, recognition programs, and education assistance opportunities.


    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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