• Rocky Mount, VA
  • Rocky Mount, VA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, 401K

General Position Description:

The Bag Operator is responsible for setting up the bag machine to convert rolls of printed or plain rolls of film into bags of varying sizes and shapes per customer specifications.

To perform the job successfully an individual must be able to execute the following tasks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Primary Duties:

  • Understands how to read the docket at the start of the shift and start of every job including special instructions.
  • Does a complete bag check every half hour.
  • Make sure all paperwork is completed by the end of the shift. This includes downtime sheets updated during the shift.
  • Set up machine order specifications.
  • Do air cannon checks and jaw tests.
  • Knows how to read tickets and match with the dockets completely.
  • Handles jams and machine adjustments during the course of the shift.
  • Complete roll changes in a timely fashion.
  • Complete sign offs on jobs at the start of the shift and after the changeover.
  • Must know where all power, air, and water cutoffs are located on the machines.
  • Top of scale operators should know both slitters and bag machines if applicable.
  • Responsible for reporting any issues to the lead or supervisor.
  • Must be able to keep the machine running and troubleshoot when there are issues.
  • Ensures that the rolls match the paperwork.
  • Reports any overrun or short orders.
  • Relieves packers about every 2 hours for breaks.
  • Adhere to safety policies and procedures and all Trinity Packaging-Rocky Mount Division policies and procedures as included in the employee handbook to ensure safety for self and fellow employees and to ensure behavior is appropriate in the workplace.
  • Perform job duties accurately so that other personnel and departments and ultimately customers receive correct information and/or product.
  • Maintain a customer focused perspective in all activities initiated to ensure that customer needs are successfully met.
  • Work effectively with neighboring plant departments in a team environment to develop multi-functional solutions.
  • Maintain good house-keeping practices throughout the areas.
  • May be assigned other duties plant wide as time allows.


The Bag Operator position works under little supervision, and is accountable to perform duties in a timely and effective manner. Failure to perform duties appropriately may result in misreading work orders and producing an incorrect product. Errors cause inconvenience to internal personnel. This could cause potential frustration to customers due to delays and/or receiving an incorrect product.

The Bag Operator's achievements will be evaluated according to the following:

Safety: Maintain a focus on safety as it relates to personnel and processes.

Cost Control: Identify cost reduction opportunities, minimize waste and safeguard company assets.

Communication and Teamwork: Clearly articulate needs, ideas, issues in a constructive manner, solve problems, and contribute in a team environment. Assist other team members in completing work, as required.

Customer Focus: Maintain a focus on addressing external and internal customer needs and requirements in all activities.

Personal Initiative:  Demonstrate willingness to be involved in company activities internal and external to their own department. Conduct duties in a self-motivated and proactive manner. Initiate continuous improvement and problem solving efforts.

Problem Resolution: Apply ideas, concepts, knowledge and resources, to develop solutions and approaches to internal and external customer issues and problems in an effective and timely manner.

Productivity and Quality: Execute all duties in the appropriate amount (volume), time, level of detail, and degree of accuracy, to meet internal and external customer requirements and needs.

Relationships: Act in a professional manner, exercising pleasant and courteous mannerisms, treating others with dignity and respect, and focusing on conflict minimization and collaborative solutions. Recognize internal co-workers as customers.


  • Excellent communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills to communicate and coordinate effectively with internal personnel.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and write correspondence and effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to fellow employees.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions and to deal with problems involving a few variables in standardized situations.
  • Work in a manufacturing plant utilizing computers, dollies, forklift, hand tools, safety knives, packaging equipment, pallet jacks and standard safety equipment.
  • Utilize resource materials including production schedule and standardized forms/paperwork.
  • Vision capabilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed.

Other Duties

Always take ownership and be accountable for your actions. This job description is a tool for you to follow while at ProAmpac. Other job duties may be assigned to you, this outline is not to be considered a detailed description and you may have other duties/projects assigned to meet business needs.   Good and reliable attendance, positive attitude and at or above job specific metrics and/or goals will reflect on your annual review. Always take ownership of your job and team.

EEO Statement

ProAmpac provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by state, federal, or local law.  Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.  Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

EEO - M/F/Vets/Disability

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