Kitting Technician

WS Packaging Group, Inc. - Mason, OH2.8

Full-time
Position Objective:

The Kitting Technician will gather and stage all components required for upcoming production orders to be set-up on press, and will assist Operators during changeovers of product lines.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain communication at all times with production team.
  • Able to learn inventory processes and press terminology.
  • Able to learn company specialized computer software and perform tasks within the system
  • Able to accurately prepare a kit for each upcoming production job.
  • Able to follow the press schedule and stage the next job for press per work order and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) instructions.
  • Assist with changeover activities, including wash-up and set-up.
  • Appropriately disassemble kits and return cleaned and/or unused items to designated storage locations.
  • Act as a resource for press production to reduce downtime and improve productivity.
  • Monitor inventory levels of auxiliary supplies at press and replace as needed.
  • Monitor scrap/waste containers and replace as needed.
  • Match, mix, and prepare color to customer supplied samples or Pantone color guides.
  • Communicate concerns, issues and status of specific production orders with co-workers and supervisors. Notify supervisor of any mechanical or material issues.
Duties may be changed or additional duties assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Requires a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent. 1 – 2 year degree in printing-related field preferred.

Preferred Skills:
  • Strong written/verbal interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to read, write, and comprehend instructions and SOPs in English. Must be able to present information to team.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrate willingness to accept direction from supervisors, management, and peers.
  • Willing to work OT and weekends as scheduled.
  • Must be extremely trustworthy, flexible, and dependable with a good attendance history.
  • Self-motivated and able to perform with little direction.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to accurately complete high volumes of work
  • Exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain a clean, safe work environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in an organized manner.
  • Strong initiative, problem-solving, and resourcefulness.

Physical Demands:

Works in a manufacturing environment and will be required to wear hearing, foot, and/or other personal protective equipment while performing duties in a manufacturing setting. May be on feet up to 12 hours a day with need to stand, walk, kneel, crawl, crouch, stoop, bend, climb, as needed. May handle, feel and reach for items in and around press area. Frequently required to walk and lift and/or repetitively move up to 40 lbs . Specific vision abilities required by this job include close & distance vision, ability to adjust focus, ability to distinguish color variations and peripheral and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually medium to loud. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.