Finishing Machine Operator

Job Locations US-KS-Topeka
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/14/2020 9:00 AM)
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Starting wage is $16.00.  Based on our schedule, which includes 8 hours of overtime per pay period, your average hourly rate is $16.76 per hour worked. 

Raises are determined by how quickly you learn and show proficiency.  The right candidates can apply themselves and progress by almost $2 per hour within the first year, with continued opportunities for raises and promotions!!

Futamura is committed to its employees and their families by offering one of the most competitive benefits packages in the market.  We can likely beat your current company on insurance premium costs, levels of coverage, out of pocket expenses and savings toward retirement.  They’re too good to cover in detail in an ad.  If you are selected for an interview we can provide you with the details.  Compare our plan to what you are currently paying; we can likely increase your care and save you some money in your paycheck!


Medical Insurance

401K + Company Match

Dental Insurance

Profit-Sharing Contribution

Vision Insurance

Prescription Benefits

Vacation Pay

Company-Paid Disability Insurance

Holiday Pay

Company-Paid Life Insurance

Sick Pay

Flexible Spending Account


This position works in our Finishing Department. 


We make NatureFlex and Cellophane packaging films.  These are biodegradable and compostable products to help reduce plastic pollution around the world!  Since they are made from renewal wood pulp as a raw material, we essentially make transparent paper.  Join us and we will show you how.


Compostable packaging is a rapidly expanding market.  As a result Futamura is in the process of a major expansion and we have increased our production by over 50% in 2020.    We are looking for good people with a drive for advancement to come join our team. 

The Futamura Group was established in Japan in 1950 and is now a global operation specializing in high added value packaging products. Our products are shipped around the world and utilized by major brands and specialized markets. 




The Finishing Machine Operator sets up and operates a manual slitter and/or automatic slitter machine to slit mill rolls of Cellophane to customer specifications.

Duties include:

  • Review work orders to determine finished roll specifications.
  • Perform set-ups on equipment by changing settings, rollers, gears, blades, and rolls
  • Perform quality checks, testing on product and accurately document readings
  • Diagnose problems on equipment and correct immediately to keep production flowing
  • Understanding the tension of materials. i.e. tension settings, widths, gauges.
  • Maintain safety, housekeeping, and preventive maintenance programs
  • Ensure finishing equipment is working correctly, troubleshoot, perform safety inspections and complete required documentation, and initiate work orders for repairs
  • Read tape measure, machine measurements, gauges, and meters
  • Maintain quality of finished product and inspect finished rolls
  • Record output results on required documents and/or into computer
  • Perform yardage checks, record results, and set slitter yardage counter
  • Maintain manual and/or electronic production records
  • Perform equipment change-over and splices
  • Communicate any equipment or product problems and maintenance issues to upcoming shift


Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to work 12-hour rotating shifts
  • Demonstrated focus and attention to safety
  • Good attendance and attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to think independently, while working within company structures and guidelines
  • Lifting of up to 50 pounds regularly


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