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Double Backer Operator


POSITION TITLE: Double Backer Operator

REPORTS TO: Shift Supervisor

STARTING PAY: $20.00 per hour


Responsible for all activities associated with running the double-backer including setup, operation, cleanup, and recommending improvements to operations.


  • Set up bridge guides and glue station in accordance with proper setup techniques.
  • Check wet end lineups to verify correct roll stock is received and used.
  • Put rolls of paper in mill roll stands ensuring proper size and grade of paper that’s to be run and make splices and paper changes as necessary.
  • Make adjustments during runs for tension, alignment, adhesion, and warp control.
  • Trim only the necessary amount of paper from the rolls when preparing for splices.
  • Remove roll stock from the machine when necessary, mark the proper size, grade, diameter, and lineal footage on the roll, and place core plugs in each end of the butt rolls.
  • Maximize the utilization of equipment by operating the double-backer at available capacity and speed in line with those of the corrugator.
  • Clean starch pans, metering rolls, and glue rolls when necessary.
  • Keep the double backer area clean.
  • Complete necessary reports in an accurate and timely manner, including but not limited to: Production Data, Machine Operational Status, Safety Data, Quality Data.
  • Turn in maintenance work orders to supervisor for needed repairs. Be proactive in the maintenance of equipment.
  • Take all paper off cores of stub rolls.
  • Assist the Corrugator Operator as necessary.
  • Assist in the training of dry end personnel.
  • Adheres to production schedule. Makes recommendations for optimizing the schedule to meet cost, quality and service goals. Reports any unusual scheduling issues to Supervisor.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.
  • Additional duties may be assigned by management.


High school diploma or GED.

Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:

Prior work experience in the corrugated industry.

6 months’ experience on the dry end of the corrugator


Able to read and follow instructions on factory masters.


Able to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy. Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate. Able to apply concepts of high school math.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or graphic form. Ability to deal with problems involving one or more concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • The individual must have a working knowledge of the following:
  • Equipment design and capabilities that can be translated into efficient operation.
  • Product layouts and production specifications
  • Product quality specifications
  • Quality standards


May be required to maintain a current Lift Truck Operator License.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met, by an employee, to perform the functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


The performance of the employee will be measured as follows:

Operating standards - the employee will need to meet or exceed the Operating Standards in the areas of quality, cost, safety, customer satisfaction and productivity. Such standards will be set annually and communicated to the employee.

Personal growth - while the company will provide the tools to assist the employee to grow professionally the responsibility for moving forward lies with the individual. Each year there will be goals developed and agreed to by the employee and his/her superior.

Employee relations - through observations the employee will be evaluated regarding his/her behaviors associated with appropriate human interaction, respect and communication.

Creativity - this will be evaluated by how active the employee is in participating in advancing the business through new and innovative ideas.

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