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American Packaging Laminator Operator 2 in Story City, Iowa

Laminator Operator 2

Story City, IA (


For over a century, American Packaging Corporation (APC) has been a leading flexible packaging converter for customers throughout North America. We nurture our employees by providing competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401(k) plans and tuition reimbursement programs. These are just a few reasons why we were named a “Best of the Best” in the Best Workplaces in the Americas awards for 12 years in a row. APC’s longstanding success is fueled from the inside out, and we consistently seek to improve our internal operations to propel that success into the future. Apply now and join a company that cares about you, your family, and your career!

SHIFT:12 hour - Day Shift

SUMMARY:Assist in the operation of the Laminator in the safest, most effective, and efficient manner while adhering to established quality standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participate in training, embrace concepts of and actively practice the STOP Safety Program fundamentals to aid American Packaging Corporation’s efforts to achieve a zero-accident rate.

  • Locate material for the present job and upcoming jobs so that the machine may operate efficiently.

  • Sign onto and use recipe program to load process conditions onto the machine and enter all of the necessary process data.

  • Properly flag rejects in master rolls accurately for next operation.

  • Monitor pumping systems as outlined to maintain proper mix ratio.

  • Understand and utilize all appropriate SOP’s.

  • Aid in mounting impression/transfer sleeves during changeovers.

  • Read, understand, interpret and utilize all information received from both the job jackets, print spec sheets, and m-spec.

  • Perform and manage all necessary cleaning and housekeeping duties including cleaning the laminator, scrubbing all rollers and pumps, changing filters, picking up debris around the machine, end of order clean-up, and in-process machine laminator cleaning.

  • Assist in machine set-up’s/changeovers by utilizing the information on the job jacket and any necessary equipment. This includes preparing anilox rolls and sleeves for the laminator, changing anilox rolls, etc.

  • Complete necessary quality checks at machine and complete check off paperwork.

  • Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings (Continuous Quality Improvement, safety, special projects, departmental, etc.).

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Previous experience in APC manufacturing positions or specific industry related printing/laminating/bag making experience

  • Acceptable prior work history


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute percentages and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


Candidate must possess/exhibit the following skills/abilities:

  • Accuracy in recording

  • AS400

  • Communication Skills: technical information, internal/external customers, all levels of employees

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to operate powered industrial trucks

  • Independence

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Organizational skills

  • Safety

  • Shift work

  • Teamwork


The physical demands described here 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb and balance. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Anything needing to be lifted that exceeds this poundage should be moved with the help of another individual or by using a mechanical aid. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, distance and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles (works in an environment where solvent based inks are used). The employee frequently works in high, precarious places, in humid conditions (summer humidity, plant is not air conditioned), and is exposed to electrical shock (only authorized maintenance personnel are allowed access to electrical cabinets).

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Hearing protection is mandated.

American Packaging Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. American Packaging Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department