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Slitting Operator

Company: ePac LLC
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

ePac Flexible Packaging is a rapidly growing company with locations across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Indonesia.  Built on break-through digital printing, ePac is at the crossroads of advanced technology and manufacturing. ePacs mission is to provide locally-based consumer packaged goods companies the ability to compete with large brands with great packaging. Our customers are predominantly locally-based small and medium-sized CPGs, many of whom are focused on creating natural and innovative products for their consumers. Since opening our first manufacturing facility in 2016, our mission has been clear to help small brands obtain big brand presence, give back to the communities we serve and contribute to the creation of a more sustainable, circular economy.


The Slitting Operator is responsible for setting up the machine, running production of the slitter, cleaning of the slitter and all maintenance on the slitting machines. This position is responsible for operating machine to slit continuous lengths of laminated film into specified widths that meet your customer quality specifications.  This role would also be responsible for packing off the slitter for shipping, when required.


  • Identifies and ensures that proper materials are used for production
  • Ensures mistakes are not made and materials match as necessary
  • Manages pre-run testing of the material to ensure the correct coding weights and bond strength are applied
  • Runs the proper amount of material/footage to the job order
  • Completes proper checking of production and material
  • Cleans the slitter daily; organizes machine and material parts during closing operations
  • Prepares for production at the end of each day for the following day
  • Spaces rotary blades on machine shaft, according to width specified on slitting work order.
  • Loads material on machine supports and threads material over tension bar.
  • Starts machine and observes flow of material through machine to detect irregular cutting and/or winding.
  • Moves levers to stop, start, and regulate speed of machine and to align material with rotary blades.
  • Disengages winding shaft and removes finished rolls of material.
  • Wraps rollstock in poly liners using core plugs. Labels, palletizes and fills out manifest for custom orders.
  • Completes required documentation accurately and timely.
  • Meets or exceeds prescribed job standard for line speeds, scrap and set-up times.
  • Reports any necessary maintenance of the machine to the engineering department using a written work order.
  • Reports any unsafe working conditions to the production supervisor.
  • Participates in on-going training opportunities and supports a continuous quality improvement environment.
  • Review work instructions and procedures that are applicable to the position.


  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Turns on auxiliary and other equipment as needed
  • Loads and unloads trucks as needed


  • Ability to read rulers
  • Ability to read and understand gauges
  • Testing of equipment
  • Ability to use a micrometer
  • Must have good communication skills both personal and via Email 
  • Multiple machine qualifications preferred. 
  • Must have outstanding troubleshooting skills 
  • Must have good judgment with decision making in regards to Safety and Quality. 
  • Ability to complete production related documentation on both computer and paper forms 
  • Must have excellent team skills 
  • Ability to take direction from several individuals 
  • Ability to work additional overtime if required to get the job tasks completed 
  • Self-motivated and ability to make decisions


  • 2-3 years of experience in production, slitting and printing setting
  • Forklift operation
  • High school diploma preferred
  • Responsibility in the area of food safety essentials from AIB international section of adequacy of prerequisite and food safety programs 


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is around, moving mechanical parts and vibration
  • ePac believes in a collaborative and cross trained workforce and encourage all employees to learn all facets of production. This role will have the ability to learn and train on operational functions throughout the plants.


We offer an excellent benefit and compensation package that consists of the following:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription drug program. 
  • Paid vacation day and holidays
  • Short term disability, long term disability and company paid life insurance plans 
  • 401(k) with generous company match. 

ePac is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. EEO Poster

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