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Machine Assistant Operator

Posting Start Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Schenectady, NY, US

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products  that customers have come to rely on.



The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

Job Description

We currently have an opening for an evening shift Machine 2nd Assistant Operator at our Schenectady, NY manufacturing plant. Reporting to the Production Supervisor, this position is responsible for assisting the Operator and 1st Assistant with the setup of the converting machine, running orders to meet customer specifications, conducting quality checks, and guiding finished item onto a unit stack to complete a full unit. This position is a full-time (40 hours per week) position on our second shift, regular hours of operation 3:00pm to 11:00pm. Must also be able to work mandatory overtime and weekends.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Ability to work safely and successfully in a team environment;
  • Assist Operator and 1st Assistant with machine setup and cleaning;
  • Conduct quality check on finished product including stacking product correctly and using proper corner markers;
  • Troubleshoot machine operation issues;
  • Follow company policies, procedures, and work instructions;
  • Other job juties as assigned.

Prior manufacturing experiience a plus with preference given to Corrugated/Packaging industry experience;

  • Strong understanding of Health & Safety Rules and Regulations;
  • Ability to prioritize many tasks and execute results, which will promote customer satisfaction;
  • Ability to deal with conflict, stress and time constraints in an efficient, professional, courteous manner;
  • Must be able to work the 2nd shift schedule of 3:00pm to 11:00pm including mandatory overtime of either 7:00pm to 7:00am or 11:00am to 11:00pm or 3:00pm to 3:00am;
  • Must be able to work on Saturdays when needed.

Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.


Nearest Major Market: Albany

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