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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Lead Rotary Die Cutter Operator

Dayton, USA


Job Description


Lead a 2-man crew in the operation of corrugated conversion press including flexo printing, in a positive cultural environment.


  • Create your own destiny in a growing business with developing leadership opportunities!
  • Take ownership of Safety, Quality, and Efficiency of the assigned production equipment. (VAP is a results-based culture that encourages suggestions and self-directed solutions!)
  • Set up press efficiently and check your work against the job jacket, drawings, and print cards. (Run the press like you own it. Function as your own mini-business!)
  • Monitor job quality throughout short to medium-sized runs. (It is never the same production-day twice in a row.)
  • Team with Scheduling and Engineering departments to find solutions to run as smoothly as possible. (All departments are marching towards the same goal.)
  • Perform 1st-piece checks for other leads. (Look out for each other.)
  • Perform segment-die setups when required.
  • Train Assistant Operator to be your backup. (Create more leads and leaders; Make yourself obsolete so you can move up and learn new things!)
  • Consider down-stream operations in daily actions. (Know how your actions impact others in order to achieve trust)
  • Enter job information accurately into the computer.
  • Maintain basic preventive maintenance for your machine to keep it running well
  • Contribute to improvement projects via the team approach.
  • Actively participate in training activities for yourself and other team members


  • Minimum 1-year experience operating a corrugated press
  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred
  • Able to confidently use a tape measure (English and Metric)
  • Knowledge of hand tools and some power tools


  • Exemplifies the VAP Vision, Mission and The VAP WAY!

- Empathy : Compassion and understanding for team member emotions and job assumptions.

- Respect : Genuine appreciation for innate talents of each individual and the work performed by them.

- Non judgment : Positive, open, unbiased observation of team members’ ideas and performance.

- Humility : Understanding that everyone makes mistakes, including yourself.

- Calm : Understanding that there is a solution for everything and having the ability to step back and find it.

  • Subject to overtime requirements
  • Meet Company standards in terms of production, quality, safety and behavior standards


Basic Skills:

Must be able to read and interpret drawings and customer specs, follow routers, use math, and basic hand- held tools. Must read, write, and comprehend at a level necessary to perform essential function of position.

Cross Training: Must exhibit ability and knowledge to be cross trained on various production processes.

Communication: Must have good communication skills, both written and spoken

Interpersonal Skills: Must work harmoniously when communicating information and working with others.

Flexibility: Job duties and assignments may change over time or as customer demands change

Reliability: Must meet production deadlines and attendance standards

Initiative: Identify problems and find solutions


We are a long-standing, family-owned custom manufacturer of packaging products that come in all shapes and sizes. We are a leading provider of “Total Cost’ packaging material management. We focus on the needs of our clients - from conception to completion. We offer our customers products and services that allow them to save space, time and money while we manage, produce and deliver just what they need, when they need it.

Our culture asks that our Team Members:

  • Embrace the power of VAP’s Culture Model
  • Act as an ambassador to the community
  • Live by The VAP Way!
  • Actively work to support and exhibit trust in all Team Members


  • Team Member is required to stand for long periods of time; use hands and fingers to linger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Team Member is occasionally required to sit and climb.
  • Team Member must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Able to perform visual inspection on small defects and use measurement devices.
  • Team Member regularly works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Team Member is exposed to any number of elements but with none present to the extent of being highly disagreeable.

VAP Packaging Management offers a competitive compensation and benefits package combined with the opportunity to impact our fast-moving, entrepreneurial and accountable culture. We are looking for candidates that are excited by the opportunity to serve our customers and become a part of our team!

Value Added Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company Description
VAP’s Culture requires that leaders:
- Embrace the power of VAP’s Culture Model
- Act as an ambassador to the community
- Live by The VAP Way!
- Actively work to develop others and help build a team of leaders
- Exhibit trust in fellow Team Members

Role: Lead Rotary Die Cutter Operator
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Location: Dayton,

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