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Machine Operator Lead Backup I

Guilford, Maine, United States


  • operate a variety of different equipment including presses, dryers, and kettles
  • mix dyes and chemicals for use in dyeing products
  • weigh quantities of powdered or liquid dyes and chemicals
  • follow formula sheets, use computer for dye formulas
  • must monitor and promptly attend to machine alarms (i.e. Thies, Ovum)
  • operate all package dye machinery, sample, load, and unload
  • cross train on stock dye equipment
  • assist with inventory of chemicals, dyes, and yarns, use barcode system for yarn inventories
  • pour dyes and chemicals into mixing tank and turn valves to admit water into tank
  • start mixer that dissolves dye solution
  • operate buttons that send mixed solution through a pipe down into kettle area
  • maintain inventory of dyes and chemicals
  • notify purchaser when supplies are needed
  • back up for lead on all shifts
  • monitor and operate microprocessors for dye process
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability and environmental initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • must be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must have strong attention to detail
  • must have computer knowledge and mathematical skills
  • must be able to operate a pallet jack

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • knowledge of color theory and dye house operation

Physical Demands

  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
  • must be able to read and write
  • frequent standing, walking, climbing, bending, reaching, twisting, handling and finger dexterity
  • ability to frequently push and pull heavily loaded yarn carts and racks 50 pounds+
  • must have auditory acuity and 20/40 corrected vision for near vision work, color identity
  • must have hand, eye, and foot coordination
  • ability to pass respiratory fit testing
  • ability to occasionally lift up to 75 lbs
  • ability to frequently lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • ability to pass Munsell color testing


Machine Operator Lead Backup I
Guilford, Maine, United States

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