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Machine Operator - $26 / hr

Loparex, North America
Coralville, IA
  • Posted: March 04, 2022
  • $26 Hourly
  • Full-Time

$2000 New Hire Bonus!

Loparex LLC is the world's largest manufacturer of extrusion base and silicone-coated release liners for the converting industry. We have manufacturing operations throughout the U.S., Europe, China, Thailand and India. The Iowa City facility has been in operation since 1970 and annually supplies three billion square feet of release liner worldwide. Loparex's Iowa City Facility is currently looking for a Mechanic-Operator. This position is responsible for the operation, changeover, maintenance, and repairs of machines and equipment used in the Iowa City facility.


  • Promotes safety by leading by example, participating in safety engagement, and encouraging team members to work safe each day and to follow all safety guidelines/procedures.

  • Operate the machine; this includes start-up, changeover, shutdown, and daily operation.

  • Observe and monitor machine for defects during operation.

  • Identify and correct problems on machine. Notify appropriate personnel of any operational issues.

  • Use computer to scan raw stock roll and enter roll footage to generate labels and print out EOC/SOC and formula information.

  • Oversee work of production associates.

  • Use the 5-Why Process to troubleshoot issues.

  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Follows all company safety procedures, including Lock out/Tag out.

  • May move hazardous waste materials from one area of the facility to another.

  • Physical requirements include standing/walking for up to 12 hours, lifting, kneeling, climbing ladders, stairs, reaching out and grasping.

  • Regular consistent attendance.

  • Responsible for keeping production machinery operating. Identifies mechanical problems and determine the appropriate repair procedures and initiates requires for parts as needed.

  • Works with Maintenance techs in changing step, pressure, and chills rolls and other repairs.

  • Performs preventative maintenance according to weekly and monthly schedules.

  • Records activities in the maintenance department log.

  • Checks parts in and out of the CMMS system.

  • Attends initial and annual plant hazardous waste training. Special projects as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Technical training or certificate preferred.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Strong commitment to safety, quality, productivity, and customer satisfaction

  • Previous maintenance/mechanical experience

    • Maintenance in a manufacturing environment

    • Auto maintenance training or certificate

    • Commercial or military, mechanical, or electrical maintenance

  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge and ability to use a wide variety of hand and power tools.

  • Knowledge and ability to weld and use cutting torch.

  • Ability to troubleshoot issues.

  • Ability to communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing,

  • Requires the ability to read, write, follow verbal and written instructions, use basic math, take accurate measurements, make calculations, and use hand tools.

  • Must have solid computer skills.

  • Must be able to communicate in a courteous and positive manner.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

  • Ability to stand/walk for up to 12 hours.

  • Must have the ability to wear personal protective equipment including ear plugs, safety glasses, and steel toe shoes.

Loparex offers a competitive compensation and full benefit package. Candidates must be able to pass a post offer drug screen and background check. Loparex is an equal opportunity employer.

Candidates must successfully pass pre-employment drug test, lifting evaluations and background checks.

Loparex is an equal opportunity employer.

You should be proficient in:

  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Mechanical troubleshooting
  • Machine vision
  • Welding Setups
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Machine Inspection
  • Machine Repair

Machines & technologies you'll use:

  • Calipers
  • Vision System
  • Servo Motors
  • MIG Welder
  • TIG Welder
  • Surface Grinder
  • Manual Grinder
  • Manual Lathe
  • Extrusion Machine
  • CAD Software (AutoCAD, Solidworks)
  • Overhead Crane
  • Palletizer
  • Measurement Gauges
  • Slitter Machine
  • Flexographic Printing Press
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
  • Quality Control Software
  • Tube / Pipe Bender
  • HMI
  • Micrometers
  • Forklifts
  • Clamp Truck

Loparex, North America


2000 Industrial Park Road

Coralville, IA
52241 USA



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