Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.
  • Waynesville, NC, USA
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE:       Machine Operator Level 1 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Converting Line Supervisor 


EMPLOYEE STATUS:  Non-Exempt, hourly 

PURPOSE:  To follow machine specific work instructions and operate machinery to fulfill production

                      requirements and meet efficiency targets for quality and productivity after specified training.


AREA OF PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITY:  Production Converting Area 


  • Demonstrated ability to set up and run two machines in converting area.
  • Competent to visually inspect for obvious defects output according to product specifications.
  • Keep accurate records of products produced for traceability as directed by Lead and Supervisor.
  • Perform specified daily maintenance and cleaning in accordance to work instructions.
  • Possess the ability to inspect & fold BTC's (back table covers).
  • Consistently have no more than 1 non-conformance in a 30 day period.
  • Practice safe work ethics by having "0" accidents within a 6 month period before being considered eligible for Level 2 machine operator.
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain good safety practices with HVO safety rules & regulations.
  • Must be familiar with FDA and ISO standards as it relates to HVO's quality system
  • Perform non-routine temporary tasks as requested by immediate supervisor 


  • Must be aware and comply with HVO safety rules and regulations
  • Serve as a role model to demonstrate good work habits and behaviors
  • Adhere to proper gowning procedures and acceptable hygiene.
  • Attend recommended training as requested. 


  • Ability to obtain a valid fork lift operator's license & be trained in lock-out / tag-out procedures.
  • Ability to interact, respect and work with individuals with disabilities
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical equipment including ability to read & do basic math functions and understand the English language.
  • Ability to pass Level 1 competency test with a score of 80% or better 


  • Ability to lift & position (with assistance) 85-pound center bar into roll stock for changeovers.
  • Demonstrated ability to concentrate closely both mentally and visually for sustained periods of time on repetitive tasks. 


  • High School Diploma / GED preferred or proven work experience in a related field.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm - 1:30am; Required Overtime As Needed is Required.

Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.
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