Machine Operator - 2nd Shift

  • 2195 Huntington Dr, Fairfield, CA 94533, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. The company employs more than 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at

Job Description

Must be willing to travel to other sites initially for new hire training (company paid).

*$24+/hr and $1000 sign-on bonus after 120 days of employment*

The Finishing Operator has responsibility for functions occurring within the finishing center operations. The Finishing Operator may be assigned to duties that include packaging slit rolls to customer specifications, operating the manual packaging line, cutting cores, banding, etc. This requires the understanding of Avery Dennison standard packaging practices, and the Exact program packing requirements. Higher level roles in the finishing operations include the operation of slitting, rewinding, and/or automated packaging equipment. This position is on 2nd shift (4pm-12am).

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Activities and duties may vary dependent upon site specific needs. Essential functions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Order and verify materials per order
  • Run orders per product specifications and standard practices. 
  • Perform routine set-up and changeover of machine 
  • Accurately capture and record necessary operating data, including downtime causes and performance-to-plan.  
  • Inspect general appearance of finished product
  • Label and package finished goods for shipment per customer specifications, quality requirements, and standard practices
  • Keep area supplied with necessary packaging materials
  • Perform duties to continuously improve quality and productivity
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area
  • Perform 5S duties and audits
  • Assist in equipment maintenance activities as directed
  • Communicate and coordinate necessary information to appropriate shift/department personnel to ensure effective operations
  • Follow all appropriate procedures to the accumulation, labeling, solid waste compacting, on-site transportation, storage and inspection of materials designated as hazardous waste per Environmental Control Instructions
  • Participate in group problem-solving teams and continuous improvement activities.
  • Perform all other duties assigned by Supervisor



Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent or 3+ years of relevant manufacturing experience.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instruction.
  • Must regard safety as a core value; must serve as role model for other employees and encourage adherence to safety practices, policies and procedures. 
  • Must have strong service and quality focus; address issues effectively when problems arise and take initiative to understand root cause, then communicate / education team in a timely manner. 
  • Must be able to actively contribute in a team based environment; encourage open communication and positive interaction with peers and management to effectively reach a common goal. 
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in essential tasks of the job and a willingness to learn and share knowledge; must take initiative to cross-train and sustain acquired skills. 
  • Must have demonstrated record of flexibility and dependability in order to support production and customer focus.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime, including short-notice requests.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency with computer applications.
  • Must be able to obtain Lift Truck Operator’s license.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 3-5+ year’s previous experience.
  • Solid interpersonal skills, mathematical aptitude, mechanical/technical aptitude and logical problem solving skills.
  • Skilled in working independently in a safe and timely manner necessary.
  • Be motivated towards productivity, safety and quality improvements
  • Experience leading continuous improvement efforts and knowledge about ELS Operating Principles preferred.
  • Adaptive, flexible, able to handle ambiguity.
  • Experience working in a team environment.

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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