Finished Product Technician



The Finished Product Technician is responsible for operating the winder, grading the material, reclaiming all salvageable materials, and re-entering reclaimed materials into production, ensuring that all finished products are packaged and stacked in compliance with the SIPLAST Packaging Specification, and properly stored in the warehouse.  The Finished Product Technician reports to the Production Supervisor.




The primary duties of the Finished Product Technician consist of, but are not limited to, the following:


    1.  Grading

  • Winder operator – watches finished product as it comes off the machine, is wound on cores, and moves to the pallet for packaging
  • Grade material according to specifications
  • Obtain a sample every 100 rolls.
  • Contact the Lead QA Tech, or Production Supervisor regarding any questionable products
  • Complete winder reports


    2.  Packaging

  • Properly install the correct product label, roll identification label on each roll of material, and properly stack roll on pallet
  • Insure that roll printer is working properly
  • Package each pallet in accordance with the SIPLAST manufacturing specifications. 
  • Lubricate bagger and oven chains
  • Shut down bagger and oven at end of production runs
  • Remove bad and wide spec rolls from conveyor and stack on appropriate pallet.
  • Reenter wide spec material according to specifications
  • Keep cores, labels, pallets, shrink bags, banding, glue, and paper foil set up as needed


    3.  Forklift Operator

  • Remove bagged pallets from the finishing area
  • Apply and Scan barcode of pallet
  • Place pallet on assigned rack
  • Complete daily forklift check list for oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, water and hydraulic fluid on department forklift and forward to Maintenance Supervisor
  • Complete Pallet Count report

    4.  Reclaiming

  • Inspect questionable rolls
  • Remove substandard material from rolls
  • Splice good material together and wind on cores
  • Insert reclaimed rolls into pallets per company standards
  • Account for all waste material and seconds produced to ensure accurate daily production records
  • Complete Reclaiming reports
  • Record various product characteristics (roll length and width, selvage width, roll weight, thickness, mat placement, product appearance, etc.); on Q.A. Report for samples cut every 100 rolls.


    5.  Misc.

  • Assist the Product Technicians during machine downtime (changeovers, material breaks, sticking, etc.)
  • Perform periodic thorough cleaning duties including tanks, sand pit, various machine, and outside areas, etc.
  • Keep area clean and orderly.
  • Serve on action teams and committees as needed.
  • Comply with the SIPLAST Quality System and its provisions.
  • Other duties, as assigned


    6.  Safety

  • Comply with all safety regulations and policies
  • Utilize all prescribed PPE (personal protective equipment), at all times in designated areas (such as safety glasses, welding hoods, gloves, cutting goggles, respirators, shoes, vests, etc.)
  • Observe all safety requirements (such as anti-static, lock out/tag out, hot work permits, forklift seatbelt, etc.)
  • Participate in safety meetings
  • Immediately report safety hazards to appropriate management
  • Proactively look for safety improvements and bring to the attention of supervisors and/or the corporate standards manager




  • Must be a certified forklift operator or ability to be trained and certified
  • Must have ability to be trained in, and demonstrate comprehension in material grading
  • Must become knowledgeable of all products
  • Must have legible writing skills for the completion of daily reports
  • Must have the ability to be trained in, and demonstrate comprehension of startup, operation and shut down of auto-bagger machine, oven, stacker, wrapping table and the operation of the stretch film machine
  • Must be trained in the duties, requirements and safety precautions associated with “confined spaces”




  • Must meet physical requirements to work in confined spaces as required by OSHA
  • Must be able to lift 100 pounds
  • Must meet physical requirements to safely operate a forklift as required by OSHA.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs
  • Must be able to work standing, stooping, bending, and in squatting position
  • Visual acuity required to monitor product and equipment
  • Manual dexterity required to operate equipment, etc.
  • Must have the ability to work in plant/warehouse environment (including high/low temperatures, dust, humidity, etc.)
  • Must have the ability to work in confined spaces


Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and levels of the work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.