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Newell Brands Production Operator II (PRINT) in Rome, Georgia

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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:

Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Responsible for acting as team lead for the Silkscreen department.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist Production Supervisor in directing the Silkscreen personnel to ensure all production needs are met.

  • Collect and inspect random samples during print runs to identify any necessary adjustments.

  • Examine job orders to determine quantities to be printed, stock specifications, colors, or special printing instructions.

  • Verify that supplies meet the specifications for a given job.

  • Start presses and pull proofs to check for ink coverage and density, alignment, and registration.

  • Change press plates, blankets, or cylinders, as required.

  • Obtain or mix inks and fill ink fountains.

  • Feed products through press cylinders and adjust feed and tension controls.

  • Secure printing plates to printing units and adjust tolerances.

  • Clean ink fountains, plates, or printing unit cylinders when press runs are completed.

  • 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.

  • Responsible for reporting any problems or concerns to their direct Supervisor.To maintain good working relations with all other employees.Strives to have no conflicts with other department employees.

  • Encouraged to bring any ideas to light for possible usage in factory functions.

  • Poses no direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself, or others, or to property. Defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.

  • Requires regular attendance to perform essential element as contained herein between the assigned start and end times for work.

  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.

  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the Corporation and the community; and maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.




  • High School or GED equivalent.


  • 3 yr+ working in a manufacturing environment




  • Prior Kaizen/ Lean Manufacturing experience.


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

Other Information


  • Requires 9 hours of standing/walking daily

  • Must be able to lift/ carry up to 50 lbs

  • Must be able to push/pull up to 75 lbs

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

  • Requires repetitive arm, wrist, and hand use

  • Must be able to work with/near machinery and 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 tests are required.

  • Some overtime and occasional weekends required.

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