Machine Operator: 2nd and 3rd Shift - Training Provided

Date Posted: April 30, 2020
Badger Color Concentrate
Kings Mountain, NC
Category: Machine Operation
Job Type: Full-Time

Badger Color Concentrate

Company Description

This is your opportunity to join a company on the cutting edge of it's industry. We offer an incredible culture of advancement and growth. We treat one another the way we would treat ourselves and we treat our customers with the same consideration we ourselves expect when we are customers. With this belief and practice, we generate the teamwork and commitment which enables us to give outstanding service to our customers both outside and inside Badger Color Concentrates. Company-wide we continue to grow our workforce creating teams who work toward a single goal... customer satisfaction. The focus on customer service involves a commitment which, as it evolves over time, becomes a “way of life”.

Job Description

Our Machine Operators & Material Handlers are Responsible for the Following:

  • Producing quality products in the most efficient and safe manner
  • Read schedule board and review orders to run for the day
  • Upon receipt of the batch from the Mixer, the Operator will set up the order by adjusting heat settings, prep the water troughs, prep the method of packaging and then will release material from kettle, or scoop/bucket material from barrel or gaylord case into hopper.
  • Operators attend to machines as product is running, which involves feeding plastic strands through water troughs, up over dryer and guiding it into the pelletizer which securely cuts the strands in an enclosed and secured manner.
  • Upon accomplishment of starting an order the machine feeds itself and Operator monitors smooth flow of material, quality of the extrusion, and troubleshoots issues as they occur.
  • Operator monitors the classifying (sifting) of the chips checking product for accurate size of cut, color, acquires quality inspection approvals, and re-feeds poor quality cut product into hopper.
  • Operator accomplishes proper packaging, final weighing, accurate labeling of container (box, barrel or Gaylord-case), and staging the order for shipment.
  • At completion of order the Operators scoop or bucket purge into the extruder to eliminate color, clean machines/work station, and prepare to start the next order.

Our Entire Team is Responsible For:

  • Assist other production employees (buddy system) with handling, or lifting heavy loads, running orders, and cleaning work stations and production areas.
  • Serve as backup to other operators/mixers for break times, lunch, and in the event of absences
  • Maintain a safe, clean work area during shift and prior to shift change
  • Adhere to all safety policies/procedures, using all PPE as required
  • Complete other miscellaneous duties as assigned


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Exhibits competent reading, number perception, and legible writing skills, is able to pass a basic math & weighing/measurement test, a drug screen and physical exam, and become forklift certified.
  • No experience necessary

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent walking, standing, stepping /climbing up and down platforms (2-3 steps), and other physical activity to include: bending, squatting, occasional twisting, and upward or downward reaching.
  • Lift or carry 25 pounds frequently, with good judgment lift 25 to 70 pounds occasionally (utilizing the buddy system for higher weights).
  • Occasionally tip, roll, move, or push up to 100 pound containers (fiberboard drums, barrels) using the “buddy” system , and dolly/cart, or forklift truck to transfer order onto pallet to transport for final weighing and shipping.
  • Offer for hire is contingent on passing post offer physical exam to include: observation lifting, auditory examination, and those responsible for handling degrades will be required to be Respirator qualified (trained, pass a physical exam, fit tested with re-certifications taking place annually).
  • Other requirements include excellent depth perception, and strong eye-hand coordination.

Work Environment:

  • Frequent work with heavy machinery in manufacturing environment, with ability to drive forklift
  • Frequent exposure to loud noises (around +85 decibels). PPE: ear plugs provided
  • Exposure to pigments, resins, cleaning agents, dust, and dirt. PPE: gloves, safety glasses provided
  • Occasional exposure to fumes. PPE: dust/fume masks provided or ½ Face Respirators are assigned to affected employees.
$14.10 to $14.60 Hourly

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


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