Assistant Cutting Operator


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Moonachie, NJ
First Shift

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

 At this time, these roles are eligible for a sign on bonus up to $500.

WORK SCHEDULE: 1st Shift (6:00am- 2:00pm, Monday- Friday)

SUMMARY: The assistant cutting operator assists the lead in set up, adjustment and safe operation of all cutting equipment to prepare product to be packed, collated or bound, ensuring the meeting of customer specifications, in accordance with Company policies and procedures. The Assistant Cutter is also responsible for ensuring a safe and constant flow of accurately jogged and measured paper sheets from jogging stations to the cutting section.


Please note the listed duties and responsibilities do not cover or contain an inclusive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

•    Weigh and jog paper in preparation for cutting.

•    Maintain a constant flow of product to the cutting section cutters.

•    Liaise and work closely with cutter operators with using good communication and judgment.

•    Arrange incoming batches to ensure an efficient workflow.

•    Maintain and update the cutting log.

•    Change out and move waste product and recycle receptacles in the cutting areas.

•    Support other co-workers as required.

•    Use/wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required at all times.

•    Report all work-related injuries, illnesses, and/or near misses to management immediately.

•    Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.

•    Ensure all equipment, tools, and workstation are in good working order and is free of safety hazards.

•    Report any and all workplace hazards to management immediately.

•    Wear all assigned Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required.

•    Report all work-related injuries, illnesses, and/or near misses to management immediately.

•    Keep all work area/station in compliance with our housekeeping guidelines.

•    Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations.

•    Maintain departmental housekeeping standards, such as keeping floors swept and absent of debris that may be a work hazard.

•    Provide thorough training to employees including but not limited to new hires, transfers, and newly promoted employees as needed.


•    Regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, required to walk; use foot/feet to operate machines, listen & speak.

•    Regularly required to reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch.

•    Must be capable/able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.


•    Mechanically inclined and production oriented.

•    Able to read and comprehend job instructions, both written/printed and from computer screens.

•    Process oriented.

•    Able to communicate effectively.

•    Willing and able to be cross trained into other tasks or departments as required

•    Team Player with high team spirit– stays to get the job done.

•    Happy to work and accept varying shifts.

•    Punctual and happy to work shifts


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

•    The job requires constant or frequent standing, walking, squatting, stopping, crouching and reaching

•    May require some kneeling and may require the use of feet to operate machinery

•    Frequent use of hands/fingers to operate machine and/or handle and grasp product

•    Frequent lifting, carrying, or pulling products weighing up to 50 lbs.

•    Manufacturing environment with exposure to noise at varying levels

•    Vision requirements- close vision and fine vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and ability to see color, shades and brightness