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Print and Laser Engraving Machine Operator

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Job Description

Wanted: Print & Engraving Machine Operator

Do you have a passion for sustainability? Does the idea of creating zero-waste products excite you? If so, we’re looking for you!

You:

  • Are really interested in electric vehicles
  • Appreciate a good debate even with your boss
  • Figure out how to fix it instead of who is to blame
  • Paid for your own stuff when you were a teenager
  • Are excited about building empowered teams
  • Have pulled recyclables out of the trash

We

  • Believe we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
  • Work to protect and restore the environment.
  • Aren't afraid to make mistakes as long as we learn.
  • Care more about your values and intelligence than your experience.
  • Are committed to contributing to team dynamics that create empowerment vs. entitlement.

Our Core Values

  1. Commit to a culture that builds a strong COMMUNITY.
  2. Foster CREATIVITY to inspire fresh innovation.
  3. Embrace COURAGE by taking action despite uncertainty.
  4. Live with Awareness and CONSCIOUSNESS of our choices.

The Opportunity:

The mission of the Print & Engraving Machine Operator is to support the Print & Engraving Team Lead creating best in market finished goods in our Kelowna Sustainability Studio. The person in this position will excel at running engraving and colour printing machines while monitoring machine performance, executing custom case projects and collaborating on new production processes. Maximizing decoration capacity and improving fulfillment times will be the core focus, allowing Pela to execute timely launches.

This role requires an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment of continuous improvement and problem-solving. Teamwork and adaptability will be critical to success. Meeting targets and delivering on promises nurtures your soul.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and create jigs to increase production capabilities
  • Ensure that new designs are ready for production by launch date
  • Receive AOD stock from injection mold operators
  • Develop Quality Assurance and Quality Control techniques to ensure high quality products are delivered to our customers.
  • Carry out production, inspection, packaging and machine operation duties.
  • Sets up and operates the Epilog laser machines and Mimaki colour printers, decorating eco friendly, compostable products
  • Prepare and coordinate art files using CorelDRAW/Adobe Illustrator using established templates and ensuring production standards are followed
  • Loads & unload jigs in a timely fashion to maximize throughput
  • Remove finished product from the machine, checking each for quality
  • Package final product for shipping
  • Coordinate and perform machine cleaning & maintenance procedures
  • Maintain a maintenance schedule and log
  • Assist in troubleshooting machine performance issues to decrease downtime and mitigate production risk
  • Maintain a safe and clean workspace
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations
  • Assist others as necessary

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Computer proficiency
  • Adobe Illustrator, or graphic design experience necessary
  • Laser engraving and commercial printing experience desirable
  • Design, electronic, and mechanical aptitude desirable
  • Knowledge of systems and processes in a manufacturing setting
  • Enjoys a busy day in a shop/production environment
  • Ability to learn procedures quickly with attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a loud environment, lift 40 lbs, and stand for a 8-hour shift.
  • Committed to quality, safety and communication.
  • Strong attention to detail and pride in workmanship.
  • A team-player who wants to participate in green manufacturing and promote a sustainable future.
  • Available 5 days per week 7:00am - 3:00pm, or 2:30pm-10:30pm Monday - Sun (some flexibility/fluctuations may occur)

Commitment to Diversity:

Pela is committed to cultivating and preserving a company culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We know that we will grow and learn better with a diverse team. When recruiting for new members of our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, and sexual orientation.

Salary: $23-$24/hour

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