Computerized Paper Guillotine Operator

Location: Louisville, KY
Date Posted: 04-29-2010
Computerized Paper Guillotine Operator
Farheap Solutions is a high-technology company with successful business operations in internet technologies, printing, and graphic design. We are seeking to fill a critical role at Print Fulfillment Services (PFS), our primary domestic printing and manufacturing facility located in Louisville, KY.
Through PFS, Farheap Solutions offers anyone who needs high-quality printing at a great value with next day delivery of promotional, marketing and branding products, mailing services, and custom, user-designed, manufactured and printed promotional materials. We provide the easiest way to make a quality impression at the lowest cost. Through patented and proprietary technologies, we offer customers a unique and convenient method of designing and ordering high-quality printed products online, delivered at a speed no one else can. PFS has become one of the largest printers in the United States, and a best in class printing and manufacturing operation.
We are looking for Computerized Paper Guillotine (Cutter) Operators to join our team at PFS. This is a critical operational position to insure completion of printed orders as most/all orders require cutting.
You are looking for us if:
  • You want to use your unique skills and abilities in an innovative, highly successful, growing printing and manufacturing operation.
  • You want to work with talented and smart people, in a place where you respect, and are respected by, your peers.
  • You want a challenging role that is demanding and rewarding.
  • You want freedom and trust, allowing you to explore possibilities.
  • You want to work on something important, where your career will develop as the business grows.
The Cutter Operator performs a variety of cutting tasks utilizing a Robocut computerized cutter. This includes making precision measurements using digital caliper to ensure correct calculating requirements for pre-programmed cutting production run as quickly, accurately, efficiently, and safely as possible.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Under direction of the Bindery Supervisor, set-up and operate computerized cutting machine equipment and produce finished product at prescribed rate and quantity, and per specified quality standards.
  • Interact with Press, UV, Customer Service, Binning and Shipping team members to ensure completion of duties and fulfilling commitment that every product ships on time.
  • Perform all tasks following SOP’s and instructions, and adhere to all safety rules without exception.
  • Troubleshoot equipment, solve problems, and enhance the production process on an on-going basis.
  • Recommend equipment repairs, parts, blades and supplies as needed.
  • Undergo training as necessary to operate equipment, execute processes, etc.
  • Maintain and clean work area and equipment.
  • Coordinate pass-off information between adjacent shifts, with the goal of minimizing downtime and increasing productivity through information.
  • Participate in specific continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Attend and contribute to regular production/project-specific meetings as required.
  • Follow established departmental policies, procedures, continuous quality improvement objectives, safety and environmental practices.
  • Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promote continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • May operate hand truck, paper jog, dolly and/or pallet jack in loading and unloading.
  • May assist in routine maintenance of bindery equipment.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Work with and train Cutter Assistants.
  • Commit to team objective that EVERY ORDER SHIPS!
This position requires a High School diploma, demonstrated good basic math skills, ability to use a PC, and stable work history with prior related experience in bindery operations preferred. Experience with computerized guillotine paper cutter or similar precision cutting machines is highly desirable.
To qualify for consideration, you MUST also have:
  • Ability to lift 65 pounds and manipulate/move heavy objects.
  • Ability to stand for full 8-hour shift, ability to manipulate foot bar, and good hand/eye acuity and coordination to manually align paper sheets to ensure proper cutting technique.
  • Solid basic math and computer skills with the ability to pre-program cutter for appropriate cuts per order.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills with proficiency in English and the ability to communicate effectively with plant personnel.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member within a diverse work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team orientation.
  • Skill in organizing and managing time and understanding priorities.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure or in time sensitive situations.
  • Problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • A conscientious and disciplined approach to work.
  • Reliability, punctuality, self-directed and flexible to changing priorities or circumstances.
  • Ability to prepare administrative paperwork and records.
  • Ability to report problems and provide information to appropriate personnel.
  • Ability to adhere to quality control standards.
  • Ability to sort, check, count, and verify numbers.
  • Knowledge of light equipment operation and/or maintenance.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to use desktop computer and associated software.
We are looking for you if:
  • You are a hard worker with a determination to succeed.
  • You are commercially and financially aware.
  • You have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • You are an effective person who makes great things happen, and gets things done.
  • You are already smart, but constantly crave more knowledge, and you thrive by learning and achieving something every day.
  • Applicants may be required to submit to pre-employment background check and/or physical examination including drug screening/medical history check.
  • Position may require the need to work nights, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Work environment involves moderate exposure to hazards or physical risks which require following constant safety precautions, and frequent exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, chemicals, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Cutter Operator, Robocut, bindery, cutter, paper guillotine cutter
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