Lamination Operator

ePac LLC - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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ePac Flexible Packaging is focused solely on the quick turn-around, short run flexible packaging market. With multiple locations across the USA, ePac offers pre-media, digital printing, laminating, and pouch making services based on state-of-the-art digital printing. ePac is the first company ever to be developed from the ground up around the latest wide-web digital printing technology. ePac is built to harness the full power of digital technology, today and in the future.


The Laminator Operator is responsible for setting up the solventless adhesive laminator, running production of the laminator, cleaning and all related maintenance of the machine.


Identifies and ensures that proper materials are used for production
Ensures mistakes are not made and materials match as necessary
Manages pre-run testing of the material to ensure the correct coding weights and bond strength are applied
Runs the proper amount of material/footage to the job order
Completes proper checking of production and material
Prepares for production at the end of each day for the following day
Correctly build up production orders and doctor blade assemblies
Perform all required quality checks prior to producing all production orders to ensure a product can be processed at the next stage of the manufacturing process.
Load and unload material from the laminators using defined equipment
Install/remove laminator sleeves as required for each production order.
Follow the production schedule as issued by production control
Set up & Operate specific Laminating Machine according to company laminating procedures and guidelines.*
Apply proper adhesive and wind rolls according to specs.
Job Order interpretation.
Follow equipment and workplace cleaning/sanitation procedures, to complete Sanitation checklist
Check first, middle and last piece conformance to specifications.
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Perform daily and periodic preventative maintenance duties specified for assigned machines/equipment.
Maintain cleanliness of machines/equipment and adjacent work area to AIB standards.
Report quality issues to Production Manager for analysis and/or remedy
Report all Food Safety Violations to management


Performs other duties as assigned
Turns on auxiliary and other equipment as needed
Loads and unloads trucks as needed

Ability to read rulers
Ability to read and understand gauges
Testing of equipment
Ability to use a micrometer
Understanding of lamination process
Must have good communication skills both personal and via Email
Multiple machine qualifications preferred.
Must have outstanding troubleshooting skills
Must have good judgment with decision making in regards to Safety and Quality.
Ability to complete production related documentation on both computer and paper forms
Must have excellent team skills
Ability to take direction from several individuals
Ability to work additional overtime if required to get the job tasks completed
Self-motivated and ability to make decisions

3-5 years of experience in production, lamination and printing setting
Forklift operation
High school diploma preferred
Responsibility in the area of food safety essentials from AIB international section of adequacy of prerequisite and food safety programs
Ability to pass training tests/methods to become qualified on one or more alternative production machines such as slitting, pouching, and printing.

Mostly on the production floor
Occasional meetings in a professional office setting
Hearing protection
Cut resistant glove
Handling of solventless adhesives and cleaning solvents
Some mandatory overtime
Safety glasses
Cleaning area daily to maintain Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)

We offer an excellent benefit and compensation package that consists of the following:

Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription drug program.
Paid vacation day and holidays
Short term disability, long term disability and company paid life insurance plans