Bemis: Bag Machine Helper

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Bemis North America
  • Post Date: July 5, 2018
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Job Overview
I. Purpose
Bring supplies (rolls of film, cardboard cartons, chipboard, washers etc.) for the Operator to run the bag machine continuously.




II. Duties

Task 1: Roll Prep

*       Bring new pallet of rolls from the warehouse to the swivel table or roller tables utilizing a hi-low/Industrial Forklift. Swivel table is 20” high and measures 48”x48.”  Pallet holds 2 horizontal rolls.  Rolls on the table are 36” to center and 49” to the top of the roll.  (Roll weight varies 300-550 pounds.)

*       Pull roll shaft and old core off of the bag machine and place on top of the rolls on the table.­

*       Pull roll shaft out of the old core and place the roll shaft inside core of the new roll.  Helper will lift and carry the shaft approximately 3-5 feet.  (Roll shaft with core weighs approximately 39 pounds.)

*       Tighten up core chucks using an Allen Wrench.

*       Place hoist strap on shaft.

*       Use automatic hoist to load roll onto the bag machine.

*       Swivel table requires 20 pounds of force to push on each side with 2 rolls.

*       Stack cores from the finished rolls in box for recycling


Task 2: Load Machine

*       Wrap nylon sling over each end of the shaft.  Then hook sling onto the hoist and push button to lift roll up.

*       Guide the roll to the bag machine while roll is on the hoist. (Hoist may require to be pulled with little- to- no resistance.)

*       Set roll into place on bag machine.

*       Record roll weight from the roll label onto the appropriate paper.


Task 3: Gather Supplies

*       Inspect Bag Machine Operator’s work area to determine what supplies will need to be replenished.

*       Gather box supplies. (Box supplies are up to 87” high and weigh 28-32 pounds. Dimensions: 16”x12.5”x5.”)

*       Use carts to bring supplies as close to the machine as possible.  Then carry box of rubber washers to Bag Machine, which weighs 60 lbs.

*       Bring boxes to bag machines using hand-operated carts, a High-lo machine, or pallet-jack. Transportation could be up to 800 feet.

*       Gather chip-board and wickets to bring to the Bag Operator.  Transportation could be up to 300 feet, weighing approximately 5 lbs.

*       Unstack pallets with resin cradle on them from the swivel tables and roller tables.  (Weighs approximately 15-20 lbs.)

*       Remove excess plastic and place in waste bin.







Task 4:  General Housekeeping

*       Keep area clean – sweep up, remove debris.

*       Remove barrels from each machine and take them to the waste dumping station. (Barrels are on a dolly and when the lock mechanism is opened, the barrel is free rolling.  Employee walks approximately 50-70 feet to weigh station.)

o   Weigh the barrel on the scale and record the waste on the computer

o   Then place the barrel in the dumping sled and lock into place.

o   Raise barrel and lower barrel to dump the waste using the control buttons to perform this action

o   Return barrel to bag machine location.


Task 5:  Completed Jobs

*       Return completed order forms to the basket located in front of the Converting Dept Office.







1. Requirements
·       High School Diploma or GED.

·       Previous manufacturing experience preferred, but not required.

·       Good math skills required including fractions and percentages.

·       Must be able to read a ruler and measure.

·       Good computer skills.

·       Ability to work with and interact effectively and professionally with coworkers in a team environment.

·       Must be able to read, understand and stay current with all department work instructions and procedures.

·       Good organizational skills


2. Sources
  On the job training will be provided by employer.



IV. Contacts
1. Internal
          Daily verbal contact with the Operators, Helpers, Crew Leaders, and Scheduler


2. External




V. Responsibility
·       Safety is top priority

·       There is direct responsibility for keeping the assets supplied for continuous running.

·       Responsible to keep 4 bag machines or 8 lines supplied, or more when necessary.  May assist other helpers.

·       Comply with all AIB, Safety, and Company policies

·       Be willing to work overtime when needed

·       Participate and attend on-site employee meetings

·       Regular attendance is required







VI. Essential Physical Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential physical functions of the job.



How much on‑the‑job work time is spent in the following physical activities?  Show the amount of time by checking the appropriate boxes below.





Amount of Time per Day





Up to 2 hours 30 minutes


2 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours


More than 5 hours
































Use hands to finger, handle or touch










Reach above shoulders










Climb or balance










Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl










Talk or hear










Taste or smell










Use foot/feet to operate machine










Does this job require that weight be lifted or force be exerted?  If so, how much and how often?





Amount of Time per Day






# of Hours or %


Up to 10 pounds






Up to 25 pounds




Up to 50 pounds




Up to 100 pounds




More than 100 pounds














Does this job have any special vision requirements?  Check all that apply.


  X      Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)


   X     Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)


            Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)


  X      Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right                           while eyes are fixed on a given point)


  X      Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)


   X     Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)


             No Special Vision Requirements.



TOOLS/EQUIPMENT USED:  (Such as computer and keyboard, telephone, calculator, photocopier, FAX, postage meter, etc.)




Type of Equipment Used


Amount of Time Spent Using this Equipment per Day






of Time


Safety knife






Hand Scanner






High-Lo/Industrial forklift






Overhead Hoist






Push Cart






Hand pallet-jack





Roll Shaft  










Allen Wrench   1-33%
Garbage cans   1%
Scale   1-33%
Paperwork/Pen   1-33%
















How much exposure to the following environmental conditions does this job require?





Amount of Time per Day






# of Hours or %


Wet, humid conditions (non-weather)






Work near moving mechanical parts






Work in high, precarious places






Fumes or airborne particles






Toxic or caustic chemicals






Outdoor weather conditions






Extreme cold (non-weather)






Extreme heat (non-weather)






Risk of electrical shock






Work with explosives






Risk of radiation












Work/job related travel








How much noise is typical for the work environment of this job?  Check the appropriate level below.


       Very Quiet (Examples: forest trail, isolation booth for hearing test)


       Quiet (Examples: library, private office)


       Moderate Noise (Examples: business office with typewriters and/or computer printers, light traffic)


  X   Loud Noise (Examples: normal shop conditions)


        Very Loud Noise (Examples: jack hammer work, metal can manufacturing department)




PROTECTIVE CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: (Such as safety glasses, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves, respirators, etc.)


Safety glasses, hair net, beard/mustache net, hearing protection, steel toe shoes/boots/toecaps.


cut glove,                                                                                                                                     












When form complete, e-mail to supervisor for approval. Supervisor e-mails to June Haig, Nancy Koepke, or Melanie Higgins.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Job Detail
  • Offerd Salary$30K-40K
  • Compensation TypeFull Time - Hourly
  • ExperienceAt Least One Year
  • QualificationHigh School Diploma
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