Packaging Utility Operator

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Date: Feb 15, 2021

Location: Marblehead, IL, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: Huber Engineered Materials 

J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in the United States. Established in 1883, we are a diversified, global supplier of specialty and commodity chemicals, hydrocolloid solutions, engineered wood products and natural resources to customers spanning a wide variety of industries. With approximately $2.3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

A Utility Operator is responsible for ensuring the shipments meet plant order requirements, quality of product is within specifications, the correct product is packaged following plant instructions, package labeling meets requirements, finished product weights are within range.  Plant orders could be in bags weighing up to 50 lbs. or super sacks.   Utility Operator reports to the Production Supervisor.  This position is a second shift position.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining compliance with the Huber Sustainability Management Standard requirements, within their sphere of influence.  This may or may not include compliance with any air permits, waste water permits, storm water permits, or other rules as presented to the employee as requirements.


Potentially Significant EH&S Impact(s):  In charge of monitoring their equipment for visible emissions, immediate shut down of equipment with visible emissions and reporting emissions to their Manager.   Additionally, report all spills, incidents, and near hits to their Manager, and input into Enablon.


1.Operates and monitors bagging systems to keep bag weights in spec.  Bagging systems may consist of manual and automatic systems and supersack filling.  Manual stacking up to 50 lbs.may be needed occasionally.
2. Services and repairs equipment as directed.
3. Keeps palletizer supplied with pallets, slip sheets and other needed supplies.
4. Cleans super sacks and bagged pallets in the pallet blow-off booth and wraps them to stabilize for shipment.
5. Warehouses finished product.
6. Performs preventative maintenance servicing of equipment as required.  Ensures electrical equipment is locked out before repair work begins.
7. Advises following shift and maintenance of operating problems and conditions.
8. Fills out paperwork such as:  plant orders, sample tags, lift truck inspection reports, etc.
9. Stencils product with customer information, repalletizes product, dumps nonconforming product.
10. Maintains and oversees good housekeeping practices. Inspects supersacks for reuse.
11. Maintains records of supersacks.
12. Works closely with purchasing and scheduler to ensure adequate supply of supersacks are on hand.
13. Employees must learn and observe all applicable company policies and safe practices and perform all duties assigned by supervisor.  This description covers the significant duties of the job but may not include occasional assignments which would be within the evaluation of this job.
14. Follow ISO 9001 guidelines and supports the quality management system.
15. Consults with Maintenance personnel and initiates action to correct any problems if any are found.
16. Notifies Production Supervisor of any problems that will or may impact a confirmed finished product customer ship date.
17. Consults with QC Lab Technician to assure compliance with quality control specifications.
18. Must use hand held scanners for bar coding and inventory when needed.

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills

• Forklift trained and certified.
• Willing and able to work and act safely.
• Must be able to operate a forklift and maintain forklift certification.
• Willing and able to work and act safely 
• Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations that include the following:  multiplication, addition, and percentages – all of which can be accomplished with the use of a calculator if needed Must have good overall communication skills with employees at all levels of the organization.
• Must be able to read and comprehend company safety manual policies, operating procedures, SDSs, and various production schedules / reports.
• Must be able to lift and move 50 lbs. consistently while packaging, must be able to ascend and descend ladders, climb stairs, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch and crawl.  Must be able to work in a dusty environment where temperatures vary from extremely hot to cold, work in humidity and around various chemicals.


High School Diploma

Our employees are our strongest asset, and their safety, health, and well-being is our highest priority. We respect the individual by providing opportunities for professional and personal development. Our Principles drive us to create an inclusive workplace where employees share core values, show dignity and respect toward others, and work hard to achieve their best performance.  

J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO / AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required


Nearest Major Market: Macomb