Job Summary:     Gopfert machine operator holding primary responsibility for multiple facets of press operation including mechanical and computerized set-up as required, maintaining pre-determined production, quality and safety standards as they relate to individual job standards and training and coaching additional team members. Responsibilities also include maintaining equipment and organization of work area assigned to the individual.

Essential Job Function

  • Understand and follow detailed work instructions as supplied for each individual production run with a supplied production order ticket with listed requirements including CAD instructions, print card specifications, packing instructions and multiple other details included with the work order relating to the specific job.
  • Properly conduct all scheduled quality checks at set-up, start-up and periodically throughout the production run. This includes checking and comparing product directly to the CAD instructions, print card instructions to completely conform to all requirements set forth as related to each specific job, specifications are supplied by York Container.
  • Check product thoroughly throughout the production run at required intervals, which have been pre-determined per York Container’s quality process
  • Complete any purge sheets and quality checklists provided as well as quality sampling, paperwork, materials and data entry.
  • Perform simple mathematical problems
  • Operate measuring equipment and understand basic measurement properties.
  • Act as a team leader, which includes self-motivation and ability to motivate his/her team. Clearly communicate with and instruct other members of assigned work center.
  • Lift and prepare any required tooling related to assigned equipment.

Other Functions:

In addition to the functions listed above, the employee is expected to: exercise honesty, integrity and respect with all clients and co-workers, maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, demonstrate a positive attitude, communicate effectively with co-workers and clients, work with accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail, maintain good attendance by working when and where directed, work safely in compliance with all safety policies, respect the work environment and keep it as neat and clean as possible, and exercise initiative to learn new skills and tasks and to help co-workers when possible.  The employee is also expected to perform such other duties and functions as required and assigned from time to time.

The Physical Requirements Checklist that specifies the physical demands for this job is attached and is incorporated into this description.  


  • High School Diploma/GED preferred
  • 2 years of press experience; Corrugated experience preferred but not required.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a machine operator in a manufacturing environment; Corrugated experience preferred but not required
  • Exceptional mechanical ability
  • Ability to proficiently use hand tools, small power tools, computerized set up process relating to assigned equipment
  • Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot problems independently and as a team.
  • Ability to keep assigned equipment and related tooling maintained and organized.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Basic math and measurement skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must be able to read supplied order sheets
  • Must be able to communicate in English.