Machine Operator. LaGrange, GA.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Lagrange, GA
Machine Operator. LaGrange, GA.

Job Description

Machine Operator

Kimberly-Clark – LaGrange Mill

Position Purpose:

This position will report to the Operations Manager or Team Leader and receive work directions from the manager and Operations Shift Leader. The position is responsible for the operation, trouble shooting, and upkeep of high-speed machinery used to manufacturing nonwoven material. The position is also responsible for ensuring superior quality of the produced material. The incumbent will provide support for the mill operation on a rotating shift to ensure short term objectives and future mill vision goals are achieved.

* The incumbent must demonstrate initiative and flexibility to support the business results of the operating team, both the immediate business needs on the shift and the development for future business needs.

* Participate in root cause assessments of all safety, product/process, quality and productivity issues and customer complaints as appropriate, ensuring that effective corrective action is identified and implemented to meet objectives.

* Participate and lead machine start-up, trouble shooting, shutdown, grade changes events and developing work instructions to allow supporting repetitive basic maintenance tasks.

* Support total team involvement, communicating to prevent reoccurring mistakes within and across crews ensuring that the on-coming crew is "set up" for success in the functional locations you are supporting.

* Fully trained in all machine modules and understands and is capable of applying all of the elements of the training system including meeting the resource sharing module identified for the individual.

* Supports training plan to address crew/mill wide deficiencies analyzing both self and team mates to support the overall business. Ensures delivery of training to fellow crew members as subject matter expert. Holds others accountable providing performance feedback on other associates.

* Responsible for receiving and responding to performance review feedback and necessary developmental opportunities including managing personal growth plans.

* Participates in giving feedback and recognition to fellow team members to enhance performance.

* Participate in collateral duties in support of the team by developing skills in one additional support area to become a subject matter expert in areas as business needs dictate. The areas are Quality, Systems and Production Reporting, and Maintenance Support.

* Use lean principles to identify and solve problems.

* Support total team involvement, communicating to prevent reoccurring mistakes within and across crews ensuring that the on-coming crew is "set up" for success in the functional locations you are supporting.

* Provide input to equipment and process improvement initiatives.

* Initiate work requests and record reliability activity in SAP system.

* Work overtime as required

The LaGrange Mill production staff works rotating shifts. Associates rotate from days to nights and then back to days every 2 weeks. One week associates work three 12 hour shifts and the next week associates work four 12 hour shifts. Overtime is required occasionally and is not optional.



* Three Years of manufacturing experience.

* Required to work 12 hour rotating schedule to include most holidays and weekends.

* High School diploma or equivalent.

* Ability to pass technical skills assessment.

* Basic computer skills


* Post-secondary education (college courses and/or technical certificate.

* Technical training.

* Four or more years manufacturing experience

* High Mechanical Aptitude

* Proficient in use of computers

* Understand Lean principles

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.

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

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

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-GA-LaGrange

Additional Locations

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time