OldCastle Technical Line Lead - Sparta, NJ in Sparta, New Jersey
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Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 40 production facilities. We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contractors, and homeowners.
This advanced operator role is responsible for operating machinery as directed and specified to produce a superior product while being proactive in meeting production goals and deadlines. The lead line operator will be successfully cross-trained and will ensure that safety is top priority when accomplishing the essential duties and responsibilities of this role.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
General / Production Equipment
Drive production goals for a particular line and strive to exceed expectations on a daily basis
Ensure all safety policies and procedures are being followed at all times
Maintain production line housekeeping and conduct continuous housekeeping tasks
Must be cross-trained and able to operate all production equipment
Perform daily preventive maintenance; Repair and tune machine as needed
Operate machines to detect product defects or machine malfunctions; observes equipment operation to ensure quality and conformity of filled and packaged products to standards; review product for inconsistencies or abnormal appearance assuring product meets quality requirements; monitor production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups or jams
Being reliable, responsible and dependable
Be able to work a flexible schedule
Being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Being open to change and variety in the workplace
Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
Initiative and desire to learn additional tasks, production processes and machinery advancement
High School or GED equivalent education
Strong mechanical background
Working previously in a manufacturing / production environment, preferably with one (1) to three (3) years of related experience
Knowledge of material handling
Able to think independently while successfully functioning in a team environment.
Be a self-starter who is reliable and can be trusted to show up to work every day, on time
Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
Maintain a high level of accuracy in all aspects of work assignments
Welding experience preferred
Ability to lift up to 60 pounds
Endure intermittent climbing, bending, stooping, twisting, reaching, pushing, and pulling
Walking up and down elevated catwalks and stairs and standing for long periods of time
What Oldcastle Offers You
A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
Highly competitive base pay
Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
Group retirement savings program
Health and wellness programs
Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.
Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!
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Lawn and Garden is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
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