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Utility Operator


Hampton, GA

Job Type

Full time

Required Travel


Primary Responsibilities

The Production Utility position is assigned to a shift to generally assist with the wrapping, counting, stacking, and sorting of material that has been made on the production line.


  • Adheres to all safety programs and policies. Participates in safety and housekeeping programs established by the plant.
  • Stacks seconds from conveyor to pallets. Cleans damaged shingles from the floor, stacks them on pallets and keeps conveyors clean.
  • Re-wraps bundles that need new wrapping. Fixes bundles on jammed pallets.
  • Reads work orders or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials containers to be moved.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel of any equipment malfunctions. Visually inspects production and takes corrective actions.
  • Communicates to supervisor and leads any safety issues or problems that need to be addressed on the line.
  • Assists in repairing line breaks and startups.
  • Assists wrapper operator in changing wrapper rolls and making splices when needed. Stacks rolls (manually, with assistance) onto pallets.
  • Re-stack pallets at the Palletizer when needed.
  • Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by forklift and / or hand.
  • Moves materials from storage or work sites to designated areas.
  • Counts, weighs, and records number of units of materials or marks information on cases, bales, or other containers.
  • Stacks or assembles materials into bundles and bands together.
  • Removes samples of materials, labels with identifying information, and takes samples to the laboratory for analysis.
  • Lifts heavy objects by hand, cleans work area, machines and equipment to assist machine operators.
  • Shovels loose materials such as sand, gravel, metals, plastics or chemicals into machine hoppers or into vehicles and containers such as wheelbarrows, scrap truck, or barrels.
  • Keeps working are clean throughout the shift.
  • Operates industrial trucks to assist in loading or moving materials and products.


  • 1-2 years of working experience in an industrial / manufacturing setting or equivalent combination or experience and education.
  • Forklift Certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Meets productivity standards, completes work in a timely manner, and strives to increase productivity.
  • Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, and uses equipment properly.
  • Consistently at work and on time, remains on duty until relieved or given permission to leave.
  • Follows instructions, commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals, and completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate persons as needed.
  • Basic understanding of computers.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Education, Licenses & Certification

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)

Additional Information

  • This position rotates shifts every 30 days.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Must be able to climb stairs, stand for extended periods of time, stoop, kneel, and safely lift up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, and/or reach.
  • Must be able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to occasionally work in wet and /or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level is usually moderate.
  • Must be able to work in very confined spaces and on top of silos.

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