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Newell Brands LIF- Operator, Boiler- 2nd Shift in North Andover, Massachusetts

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Lifoam is a leading manufacturer of custom and proprietary molded foam and protective packaging solutions. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes value added expanded polystyrene (EPS), polyurethane, and refrigerant products used in a number of applications from seven plants in the US. The company's products include premium temperature assurance packaging for the healthcare industry, disposable foam coolers and related products for the consumer market, cold chain packaging for the specialty food & beverage market, and custom & proprietary packaging solutions for a variety of commercial end markets. Its well-known brands include "Lifoam" promotional and imprinted disposable ice chests, "Freez Pak" reusable ice substitutes, "Propak" insulated commercial packaging, and the "EnviroCooler" line of Healthcare packaging, among others.

Since 2013, Lifoam is part of Jarden Home Brands, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), a leading provider of niche consumer products, with over 25,000 employees worldwide.


Primary Purpose of Position:

Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and inspect equipment, computer terminals, switches, valves, gauges, alarms, safety devices, and meters to detect leaks or malfunctions and to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently and safely.

  • Activate valves to maintain required amounts of water in boilers, to adjust supplies of combustion air, and to control the flow of fuel into burners.

  • Monitor boiler water, chemical, and fuel levels, and make adjustments to maintain required levels.

  • Observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of boiler operation to ensure that boilers are operating properly.

  • Test boiler water quality or arrange for testing and take necessary corrective action, such as adding chemicals to prevent corrosion and harmful deposits.

  • Analyze problems and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.

  • Operate or tend stationary engines, boilers, and auxiliary equipment such as pumps, compressors, and air-conditioning equipment, to supply and maintain steam or heat for buildings, marine vessels, or pneumatic tools.

  • Adjust controls and/or valves on equipment to provide power, and to regulate and set operations of system or industrial processes.

  • Switch from automatic to manual controls and isolate equipment mechanically and electrically to allow for safe inspection and repair work.

  • Maintain daily logs of operation, maintenance, and safety activities, including test results, instrument readings, and details of equipment malfunctions and maintenance work.

  • Observes plant safety rules.Helps to identify and eliminate any safety hazard or concern.Assists in monitoring of quality of work output and maintenance procedures.

  • Assists in conducting operations so as to meet established cost standards for use of materials, supplies and equipment.Follows instructions in the most efficient use of tools, machines and materials.

  • Maintains a neat and orderly working area and assists other departments in the cleanliness and organization of working areas when projects overlap other department areas.




  • High School or GED equivalent.


  • 2 yr+ maintenance experience

  • 1 yr+ working in a manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in construction or repair of buildings or other structures.



  • Universal certification for the safe use and handling of refrigerants.

  • Prior Kaizen/Lean Manufacturing experience.

  • Prior Forklift experience.

Other Information


  • < > — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

  • Troubleshooting— Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents


  • Requires 9 hours of standing/walking daily.

  • Must be able to team lift upwards of 75 lbs.

  • Must be able to push/pull upwards of 100 lbs.

  • Must be able to bend/stoop/twist, crouch/squat, reach above and below shoulders

  • Requires repetitive arm, wrist and hand movements.

  • Must be able to work in/with/ near machinery

  • Must be able to work with hand tools.

  • Moderate/heavy exposure to heat, cold, dust and excessive noise.

  • Ability to wear PPE including hearing protection, safety glasses and steel/composite toe shoes.

  • Annual hearing test is required.

  • Some overtime and occasional weekends required.

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