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Kiefel Machine Operator

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Date: Jun 3, 2022

Location: Stuarts Draft, VA, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Stuarts Draft 
Department: Operations 


This position empowers the Kiefel team to meet Safety, Quality , Service and cost goals to meet customer needs with in the Pouch Value Stream



  • Works toward and acquires the required skills to advance to a minimum of a Level 3 in the Skill Based Pay system.
  • Actively supports the team through commitment to Quality, Service, Cost, and Safety.
  • Actively participate in team meetings and goal setting/accomplishments.
  • Proactive and reactive in 5S.
  • Volunteer services and/or knowledge on team projects and Team Engagement Roles.
  • Ability to use problem solving/lean tools to resolve team issues
  • Ability to become certified on all processes that require certification.
  • Support and practice current policies
  • Regularly uses effective communication skills in giving/receiving feedback to resolve conflict situations.
  • Safely operate a hand truck to move product
  • Ability to stay focus and utilize proper packing method per specifications and bill of material
  • Ability to assist with PM’s
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as instructed by Team Leader.


Essential Functions of the Role**:

  • Mechanical aptitude and willingness to complete basic maintenance responsibilities and trouble shooting.
  • Performing product changeovers on team processes.
  • Operations and Processes for required training are, but not limited to:
    • Operating pouch/Filter machine including die cutting, loading gaskets and barriers, film, members, labeling, packing in trays or cartons and shippers, loading skids, and operating hoist.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment as needed
  • Ability to visually inspect, measure, and test product per specifications


Physical Requirements of the Role:

  • Ability to constantly stand, frequently walk, and occasionally sit
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to push and pull up to 500 pounds with a hand truck
  • Ability to occasionally stoop and twist
  • Ability to constantly reach while standing and sitting
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team environment
  • Fine motor skills of the hands, wrists, and fingers
  • Sufficient eyesight to read various equipment and gauges along with manual dexterity to perform various functional test on products/materials


Work Experience Requirements:

  • Two years previous Manufacturing experience required.
  • Must be computer literate.


Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent


Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

  • Good dexterity and mechanical aptitude necessary

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 30330

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia