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Full Time - Mill & Calender Machine Operator - Rubber Products



Full Time - Mill & Calender Machine Operator - Rubber Products

  • 492679
  • Palmyra, New York, United States
  • Garlock
  • Operations
  • Full-Time/Regular
  • Closing at: Oct 29 2021 at 23:55 EDT

Our generous benefits packages including medical, dental, vision, prescription insurances, retirement savings plan with upto 6%  match, tuition reimbursement, 7 vacation days a year and 10 holidays! Would you like to spend all the holidays with your friends and family? Garlock enables you to have quality time with those you love the most! 

This is a 1st shift position ( 6:00am-2:00pm/ Monday to Friday) and the pay is $19.98 per hour

How can you stand out? 

- High school diploma or equivalent required

- Previous experience or willingness to learn how to drive a fork truck

 - Knowledge or mechanics or equipment adjustments

- Previous manufacturing experience preferred

- Previous machinist experience preferred 

What are you going to do? You will work with our Rubber Products by operating a Mill & Calender Machine to form sheet, roll and slab stock of uncured rubber and/or frictioned fabrics. You will inspect our printing operation, operate a steam vulcanizer and operate our hydraulic press machine. You also will:

  • Perform all types of fabrication i.e. friction, skim, make sheet and ply up even though operator may generally operate a machine restricted to one or two operations.
  • Use various fillers such as wire, nylon, cotton, etc. in the making of sheet.
  • Assist and direct the activities of assigned helpers, mill-man and assistant operator.
  • Works from order cards to determine style of material to be run by turning steam and cold water valves; levels and keys calendar rolls for desired speed; sets knives to cut sheeting to proper width; adjusts rolls for thickness of compound.
  • Places liners, metal drums, take-off rollers or material to be frictioned or skimmed in machine.
  • Controls speed and adjusts tension on materials and liners, removes trimmers and salvage, gauges stock for thickness and makes necessary adjustments when operating calendar.
  • Makes soapstone calendared stocks; may ply up slab stocks on table.
  • Trucks dry cloth, liner and materials from storage to calendar as needed; removes, weights and trucks finished goods to proper area.
  • Uses power hoist to lift heavy rolls, drums, etc., to and from machine and hand truck to transport goods.
  • Keeps daily production records.
  • Operates a rubber mill to mix or warm up rubber compounds, reclaimed rubber or raw rubber.
  • Operates mill which is used to mix prepared batches or one which is utilized to warm up compounds prior to use in calendar.
  • Batches and compound may be delivered to machine or operator may obtain material from holding area with hydraulic jack or truck.
  • Turns on oil cups prior to starting mill; regulates flow of cold water to mill rolls; adjusts mill rolls for proper thickness or rubber.
  • Feeds compound or batch ingredients to mill; mixes, blends or works material by cutting back and forth across mill roll and pulling stock from roll.
  • Visually determines when compound has been mixed sufficiently; removes rubber from mill to calendar.
  • Carries compound from mill to calendar.
  • Removes sample on mixed batches and proceeds to dip or soapstone slabs and place in rack or on skid.
  • Assists in calendaring operations by performing such duties as the feeding of material to calendar, winding of calendered stock into liners, inserting and removing liners and rolls, cutting of trimmers, removal of compound from calendar.


Posture: Standing

Maximum weight to be lifted: 35 lbs. (anything over 35 lbs requires two people or mechanical device)

Frequency per shift: 20%

Repetitive motion tasks:  lifting, pulling, bending

Duration of the shift:  25%

OTHER: towmotor license


  • Able to work around dirt, dust, soapstone, occasional heat & fumes
  • Union Environment 

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