Entry Level Load Former

Pratt Industries   Statesville, NC   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on June 5, 2022
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Entry Level Load Former

Starting Pay $17 – $27.19/hour

Paid Vacation
1 week available after 6 months of employment.
9 Paid Holidays

Pratt Perks
401 (k) & Roth with Company
Match Contributions
Tuition Reimbursement
Incentive Program
Healthy lifestyles Reimbursement
Gym Membership
HSA Account
Perfect Attendance Bonus


Responsible for all activities associated with stacking the equipment and helping the operators including setup, operation, cleanup, and recommending improvements to operations.


Read and follow instructions on factory masters.

Set-up bundler, hold down arm, load former, and delivery end of machine accurately in accordance with proper setup techniques.

Secure proper cover sheets, tie sheets, and load tags for production runs.

Stack finished boxes in accordance with factory master.

Ensure each unit has proper top and bottom cover sheets, tie sheets, and load tags.

Monitor quality of boxes and report quality problems to Operator.

Assist operator and first helper as necessary.

Be willing to move up the line of progression to operator regardless of shift.

Ensure correct bundle and unit counts.

Report final count of piece unit to operator.

Complete necessary reports in an accurate and timely manner.

Turn in maintenance work orders to supervision for needed repairs. Be proactive in the maintenance of equipment.

Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety and maintaining good housekeeping.

Helps operators adhere to production schedule. Makes recommendations for optimizing the schedule to meet cost, quality and service goals. Reports any unusual scheduling issues to Supervisor.

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 as a Bundler.


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 successfully 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 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.