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K2 Tech 2

Date Posted: 12/29/2020

Job #1578952
Kalamazoo, Michigan

* This company is specifically seeking candidates with military experience. *


Lucas Group has partnered with our client, one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products, on their search for a K2 Tech 4 in Kalamazoo MI.


With almost 19,000 employees in more than 70 locations around the globe, the company strives to be environmentally responsible, committed to workplace diversity, and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best.


What You Will Do:


Schedules are 12-hour shifts on alternate days with rotating weekends off. However, employees must have the ability to work alternate schedules and overtime that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.


  • Utilize Mill tools & techniques to identify, document and properly address workplace hazards.
  • Leads and participates in Lockout/Tagout procedures (LOTO), including performing, auditing, and improving LOTO.
  • Ensures accuracy and compliance of operator documentation involving all aspects of the assigned machines. This includes, but not limited to, production reports, specification verification, quality requirements, machine logbooks, checklists, department safety, quality & production audits.
  • Utilize OBGs and KPIs to monitor and adjusts machine settings to maximize production, quality and minimize waste.
  • Monitors work assignments of team members as introduced by department managers and supervisors.
  • Completes activities of assigned crew as directed by Tech 1 along with department managers and supervisors.
  • Will assist with employee breaks for the production line for the Tech 2,3 and 4 positions as necessary.
  • Complies with all company and department safety, quality, productivity and security procedures.
  • Assist with sheet break investigations. Utilize process trends, camera systems and other tools to identify root cause, document findings, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Communicates all machine and department issues effectively to department managers and supervisors and presents data-based solutions in keeping with Continuous Improvement Objectives.
  • Monitors quality systems. Uses QCS/DCS system to monitor quality of paperboard.
  • Responsible for communicating to team regarding production changeovers and all related issues.
  • Follow quality procedures for roll disposition and Standard Operating Procedures for correcting
  • Perform standard pulp and papermaking process and final product testing as required.
  • Understands and monitors the 5S system and takes full ownership of working environment.
  • Perform routine and basic machine maintenance to include but not limited to: oiling, greasing and cleaning, replacing belts, etc.
  • Monitors line speed production levels.
  • Troubleshoots all paper machine issues. Notifies other resources as necessary in a timely manner to minimize downtime.
  • Provides job instruction and training for all employees within the Tech 2 classification, in addition to support for those in Tech 3 and 4 roles
  • Assisting in the drafting and documenting of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), entering work orders and assisting with maintenance PM planning. Make appropriate contributions to Next Opportunity list.
  • Fully understand the complete papermaking process & the underlying scientific principles.
  • Understand location of process lines, isolation & control valves and other critical equipment on the paper machine Dry End & Coating preparation area.
  • Ability to locate & read department P&ID & GA drawings as well as functional descriptions and equipment documentation.
  • Participate in crew safety and continuous improvement meetings.
  • Fill in for Tech 1 as needed.


Skills Needed:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in order to establish a strong working relationship with all team members.
  • This position warrants continuous walking, twisting, bending, stooping, frequent stair climbing and lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work in an environment that is dusty, noisy, hot and humid.
  • Must be able to work any shift and work overtime with short notice.
  • Must be able to visually identify quality issues.
  • Must be able to think "outside the box" and collect and utilize data in decision making.
  • Required to gain Continue Education Credits (CEC) through training and online learning modules within and outside GPI
  • Must have adequate working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows, SAP, PARCview and any other pertinent operating system.


Educational & Work Requirements:

  • Technical or college degree preferred
  • Industrial Manufacturing experience, paper making experience preferred
  • OSHA 10 Hour certification.   30 Hour certification preferred


About Lucas Group

Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive recruiting solutions firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies by providing staffing solutions on a contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


Title: K2 Tech 2

Location: Kalamazoo MI

Client Industry: Packaging & Containers

Client Job ID: 1578952

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