Thermoforming Operator
Chattanooga, TN 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description
Why Choose Us?

Thermoforming Operator

The Thermoforming Operator has the responsibility of maintaining and correcting the thermoforming processes of the machine while maximizing production. The operator must work safely and ensure quality on the line assigned. This position takes direction from and reports directly to the Shift Supervisor.

Novolex is a leader in packaging innovation, choice and sustainability. We manufacture products in paper, plastic and sustainable materials for the food, retail, health and industrial markets.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance after 30 days
  • $100 Shoe Voucher at Orientation
  • 12-hour shifts
  • Day Shift 6 am-6 pm
  • Evening Shift 6 pm -6 am
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • $1,000 Sign On Bonus (paid $250 at 60 days/$750 at 90 days)

Our Sustainability Commitment

The Novolex sustainability vision is built upon three pillars: our products, our operations and our people. Each is critically important to our growth and future as a business. These pillars form the foundation of our company-wide commitment to sustainability, helping us achieve our ambitious goals through our wide-ranging initiatives.

How You'll Perform the Role

  • Work safely and ensure others in department are working safely by being aware of and follow all safety policies, including personal protection equipment, lock-out/tag-out, housekeeping, hazard communication, incident reporting, MSDS, etc.
  • Maintain 5S and cleaning requirements.
  • Must be able to understand and be accountable for all product quality requirements.
  • Must be able to complete operator training modules and pass written and practical tests.
  • Responsible for operating and maintaining running conditions of the thermoforming, cutting/trimming and punch out segments of the machine including but not limited to all start-ups, shutdowns, change overs and line clearance procedures.
  • Responsible to assist with required PM functions if required and reporting any equipment problems for repair.
  • Responsible to assist in training of temps, packers, and other operators working on the machine in product specifications, housekeeping standards and safety standards.
  • Troubleshoot quality and processing problems and make corrections accordingly
  • Complete production reports and all paperwork as assigned
  • Assist with coverage for vacations, illnesses on current shift or other shifts as assigned
  • Give breaks to packers as needed.
  • Miscellaneous duties as directed by supervisor

What We Need From You

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be certified as an Operator trainee or operator currently
  • Good attendance and punctuality required
  • Ability to work well in a team environment & motivate others within the team
  • Positive attitude and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Must demonstrate mechanical ability
  • Normal Dexterity & Climbing Requirements
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds frequently and up to 70 lbs as required while using team approach.
  • Basic computer skills - data entry and process control inputs and monitors.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating manuals, maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to complete necessary paperwork for production.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to apply concepts of percentages, fractions, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction.

What You'll Get From Us


With safety as our top priority and a commitment to employee well-being an important focus, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance (including Telehealth options) as well as a variety of other well-being resources focused on mental, physical and financial health. Specific benefits and well-being programs may vary depending on where you work.

Community Engagement

At Novolex, giving back to the local communities that support us is important. Our Focused Giving Program prioritizes support for organizations whose missions promote sustainability initiatives or address food and hunger needs. We also encourage facility level support of activities in the communities where our employees live and work.

Training and Development

We offer constant opportunities for advancement. From skills development to advanced education programs, training and development programs and courses are available through Novolex University. Programs include company and industry training curricula, support for formal education through the Tuition Reimbursement Program, and a Learning Management System that supports and enhances employee skills at all levels of the organization.

Novolex™ an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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