1st shift Sperader Operator


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Poughkeepsie, NY - (USA) US Route 9 NY Poughkeepsie , NY 12601



Job Description

1st shift Sperader Operator

JOB SUMMARY: temp to perm

Under the immediate supervision of the Spreading Department supervisor, sets up and operates spreader equipment coating fabrics with a wide variety of rubber materials.

-Proceeds according to instructions on specification and process route sheet reports.

-Gets materials from makeup bench (uncoated fabric) or from storage (previously

coated, but unfinished state).

-Weighs and records weight of coats on process route sheet.

-Checks and records the gauge on the PRS when so indicated by specification.

-Uses variable knife, scraper and dip tank method in applying fabric coatings.

-Applies coatings to first or second side of fabric.

-Cleans spreaders and auxiliary equipment.

-Calls supervisor's attention to machine, equipment or process irregularities.

-Fills out requisition and report forms.

-Performs related duties pertinent to the job including miscellaneous cleanup activities,sewing up torn material, sewing up and/or replacing torn aprons, etc.

-Assists in employee training of machine operation and job responsibilities.

-Must be RCRA trained within 6 months of employment.

-Operator is required to move all hazardous waste to 90 day containment area and empty all satellite accumulation areas daily.


-High school diploma or equivalency diploma is required.

-Technical or trade courses are preferred.


Previous experience as a machine operator within a manufacturing environment

is preferred.


Under the general supervision of the department supervisor, run the spreader

machine to apply liquefied compound to material per specification.

-Secures required material on which the liquefied compound is to be spread, as per


-Secures drums of liquefied compound from the churn room or storage location and

brings back to the spreader.

-Starts and sets up the spreader to include setting zone temperatures as required by


-Applies liquefied compound to the material per specification, applying additional

coats or coating opposite side as required.

-Sets up the dip tank and runs material through the dip dank process as required by


-Cleans spreader rolls and knife, etc. Examines and re-tapes idler rollers and drums,

depending upon colors to be run (if previous color run was black and a light color is

to be run, a total machine cleanup and re-taping is essential). Cleanup is usually

initiated by operator's judgment or supervisor's instructions.

-Performs related duties pertinent to the job including miscellaneous cleanup

activities, sewing up torn material, sewing up and/or replacing torn aprons, etc.

-Cut and label samples for laboratory and quality control.

-Unload material and shut equipment down.

-Complete required forms and record information on the route or spec sheets in the

time required.

-Ensure that quality standards are being met and that product being produced will

meet those standards.

Please call the Poughkeepsie Manpower office at 845-454-1950 if you have any questions.