Hydrogel Coating Operator - Thurs-Saturday 7 am - 7 pm - Paid Wkly, $18 per hour

    • Job Tracking ID: 512885-837788
    • Job Location: Des Moines, IA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 21, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


Available shift:

Thursday - Saturday: 7 am - 7 pm, pay $18.00 per hour, Paid Weekly

Climate Controlled Facility!


This employee is responsible to set up and operate machinery in the Hydrogel Department with minimal supervision according to applicable drawings; must inspect the quality of the materials and work in process as well as accurately complete associated paperwork; must lead the employees of the manufacturing area by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty.


  1. Primarily responsible for set-up, run, cleaning and general maintenance of various machines.
  2. Verify through work orders that job processes, and drawings are correct before production runs.
  3. Set up machines according to applicable drawings within the define setup times.
  4. Inspect the quality of the materials and work in process. Specifically focusing on quality standard by checking registration and for debris and print quality.
  5. Troubleshoots and resolves machine related issues including: tension, pressure, settings.
  6. Accurately process and handle associated paperwork as required for the work being completed.
  7. Complete work in a timely manner according to departmental schedules.
  8. Operate multiple machines fluently with a minimal amount of supervision.
  9. Lead the employees of the hydrogel area by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty.
  10. Communicate and work together with other departments as required.
  11. Maintain and improve 5S within the work area.
  12. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required.

Experience and Skills:


  1. Mechanical aptitude
  2. Experience using measuring devices including rulers, comparators, calipers and gauges to collect and record data
  3. Must be able to communicate in English: read, write and understand.
  4. Able to work smart and at a brisk and safe pace.
  5. Able to communicate and work with others as a team.
  6. Able to read and understand assembly drawings and build product accordingly.
  7. Able to adjust and adapt when obstacles present themselves.
  8. Strong attention to details.
  9. Able to recognize quality problems with materials and work in process.
  10. Able to use required tools, fixtures, rulers, etc. involved in the assembly process.
  11. Ability to lead and influence others by example in the areas of attitude, work quality, work ethic, dependability, and company loyalty.
  12. Ability to train employees.
  13. Good work attendance and dependability.
  14. Must be able to pass the Operator Assessment test, FORM 2660.
  15. If working nights or shifts with minimal supervision, must pass a criminal background check.


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.

Job requires the employee to stand. The employee is frequently required to use hands to grasp, finger or handle objects and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or exert force from 25 up to 80 pounds. Push and/or pull up to 2000 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

Must have passed Physical Profile Capacity and physical, specifically geared for the position, as determined necessary by the company’s Occupational Health partner.


Running machinery in the Machine Room, Gel Lab, and/or Print lab


Health benefits: PPO/HMO Health, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Options, LTD/STD options, 401(k)