Machine Operator

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Corinth, MS
Machine Operator

Job Description

Machine Operator

Corinth, MS

Position Purpose:

Be a proactive member and contribute to the success of a self-managing team through application of process knowledge and effective team work.


The incumbent reports to an Operations Team Leader and receives work direction from the Machine Leader. He/she is required to be proficient at all Level 1 elements for the assigned base machine. The incumbent must be able to train any employee who is not currently proficient on Level 1 elements. Use of Lean problem solving tools such as Quick & Easy and 4SPS is required per Team Leaders direction. Also, employee must participate in submitting FORCE ideas and completing quarterly incentive pay challenges. Employee can pursue proficiency in multiple Level 2 Elements and progression to an available SG4 position through the Performance Board.

Principal Accountabilities:


Demonstrating safety leadership by knowing and following all safety rules. Ensure team is accountable as well by practicing the Three Safety Obligations.

Reviewing accident/incident investigations in a timely manner and reviewing any issue reporting on the crew.

Possess a working knowledge of EHS principles.


Possess working knowledge of quality systems such as SPC, Ppk, K value, specifications.

Awareness of and communication of complaints as appropriate.

Productivity / Efficiency

Understand key cost concepts (grade cost, machine hour cost, raw material cost) and cost drivers (uptime, first pass yield, final yield/reclaim, labor cost, maintenance cost, operating supplies, etc.)

Perform all Level 1 tasks efficiently and share knowledge of potential improvements to benefit the team.

Be present and available for work in assigned areas.

Human Resource Development

Continue self-development.

Provide training to new and/or junior crew members.

Comply with all mill and corporate policies.


Utilize Quick & Easy and 4SPS tools to resolve problems.

Actively support and engage in zone controls and TPM activities.

Basic Qualifications:

* Must be 18 years or older.

* High School Diploma or GED.

* 2 years of continuous work experience

* Basic computer knowledge and good math skills.

* Must be able to maintain a work schedule of 12-hour rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

* Be able to pass a pre-employment assessment.

Critical Skills

* Initiative - Influencing events to achieve goals, originating action, introducing one's thoughts or actions into a situation.

* Integrity - Maintaining ethical and organizational norms.

* Organizational Sensitivity - Considering the impact of decisions on the organization and the greater business. Supports the mill vision and direction of the mill.

* Communication - Ability to effectively express oneself, as well as influence others through oral and written communication.

* Collaboration - Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with people who have different perspectives, responsibilities, experiences, and expectations.

* Controlling - Adhering to a plan, finding problem cause, and modifying the plan when necessary to achieve the desired result.

* Decision Making - Using rational approaches to consider and choose from alternative courses of action.

* Employee Development - Expanding the skills and knowledge of employees through education, experience, and coaching related to current and future jobs.

* Motivating - Using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to influence individuals or groups toward task accomplishment.

* Organizing - Structuring or arranging resources to accomplish objectives.

* Personal Sensitivity - Demonstrating a consideration for the feelings and needs of others and an awareness of self.

* Technical/Functional - Demonstrating an understanding of and ability to apply job-related information, and proficiency in job-specific skills.

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role's country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

Primary LocationUSA-MS-Corinth

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time