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2nd Shift OPERATOR I - Machine Operator

Company: FXI Foamex Innovations
Location: Verona
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Verona, MS - 154 Lipford Road

Building our Future Together. FXI is a leading producer of foam innovation in the Bedding, Furniture, Industrial, Home & Office, Healthcare, and Transportation markets. We have made it our mission to provide tailored solutions that delight our customers and consumers. With our corporate headquarters, high-tech research and development facility, and multiple manufacturing locations in North America, FXI has built a culture of innovation and achievement that is recognized by customers, suppliers and peers. Our products include finished goods, sub-assemblies, services, and raw materials for OEMs, fabricators, and retailers. You will find FXI's foam innovations inside, around, and under yourself in countless applications. Everywhere foam goes, FXI's innovations lead the way! Won't you join us?


  • Have the necessary skills, and ability to perform all job functions within the Operator II job classification (Baler, Crane, Slitter, Lift Truck, Bun Lines, Roll Line, Tester, Slab Wrapper, Band saw).
  • Be flexible in job assignments that may change several times a day
  • Climb up stationary ladder 25' to crane and climb down emergency rope ladder
  • Read, understand, and comprehend orders and written communication so as to determine style, compound, and quantities using basic math for ordering, verifying, measuring and counting. Use tape measure reading 16ths.
  • Ensure trailers wheels are chocked. Raise/ lower dock plates. Hook/ unhook hydraulic hoses. Carry pressure and locking bars and lock into proper place in trailer. Raise squeeze doors from floor to vertical position. Clean out trailers.
  • Load and unload trailers as required (i.e. buns, bales, etc, with lift and by hand) and transport within plant
  • Unload baler and stack bales.
  • Pull buns from inventory based on schedule/order and return to inventory. Pull tickets from buns.
  • Accurately and legibly complete required paperwork and report any deficiencies
  • Load and stack product into carts to heights above head
  • Cut fiber/foam on saw, bag and transport product using various means, carrying, push scrap carts and buggies
  • Operate lift truck on production floor and load and unload trailers safely; Change propane tank
  • Determine and draw layout using nesting techniques for best foam utilization. Obtain patterns from rack and re-hang
  • Transport foam, place onto machine, cut, unload, write pertinent information on cut product and place in staging area.
  • Change blades as required. Break down rails, string tie part as necessary
  • Accurately and legibly complete required paperwork. Use Contour Book to determine schedule to run and use keyboard
  • Run several machines simultaneously by utilizing efficiencies based on machine cycle times
  • Cut foam/fiber of all types, styles, & size (e.g. Pattern, straight rail) on Auto vertical, bandsaw, and contour machines
  • Transport foam, place onto machine, cut, unload, write pertinent information on cut product and place in staging area.
  • Change blades as required. Break down rails, string tie part as necessary
  • Inspect buns for tears, splits, and defects, and plan the cutting of each bun to obtain maximum yield.
  • Use discretion when accepting/rejecting foam to be cut
  • Make blade and adjustments on cutting units to specified dimensions. Activate blades and conveyors from consoles
  • Check dimensions of material being cut for conformance to cutting instructions and standard allowances
  • Generate and/or affix bun tickets to buns and record production figures. Enter order information into computer terminal
  • Check continuously for proper equipment conditions and notify supervisor immediately of any operational concerns
  • Follow lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures
  • Load scrap into carts and take to/from grinder room
  • Using hand saw, cut 50 foot side strips into manageable handling widths
  • Perform monthly roll inventory
  • Roll up flat sheet stock while sitting, tie with string and throw roll over the head to the floor for loading
  • Retrieve full scrap carts, remove scrap foam from carts, buggies, floor, place into baler
  • Set machine settings, operate baling unit, tie bales, remove from unit using lift truck and complete paperwork
  • Take responsibility for and keep abreast of all changes in product and process. Know how to check for quality problems and where to find the answers. Know the quality standards of the products we produce.
  • Promote and support an environment of cooperation.
  • Take direction from multiple supervision and leaders.
  • Work independently under general direction to set priorities, manage workload, meet deadlines, and accomplish goals even under changing deadlines and with multiple interruptions in order to achieve the highest productivity.
  • Anticipate and act to remove obstacles that are likely to affect this or other jobs in a negative way and find simpler, faster, and less costly ways to produce results while maintaining high quality.
  • Sufficient endurance is required to perform the tasks assigned over long periods of time and assigned work hours ie. 12 hours/day and 6 days/wk are required to meet customer driven workloads at various times
  • Help encourage and maintain good housekeeping, sweeping, emptying trash, etc.
  • Assist production supervision as required


  • Perform Material Handler job functions
  • This job description is not meant to be a complete list of all the duties which might be performed by the employee but is indicative of the type of assignments expected.

Keywords: FXI Foamex Innovations, Oxford , 2nd Shift OPERATOR I - Machine Operator, Other , Verona, Mississippi

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