Newell Brands Machine Adjuster in Erlanger, Kentucky

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The United States Playing Card Company is the leader in the production and distribution of premier brands of playing cards, including BICYCLE®, BEE®, AVIATOR® and HOYLE® playing cards. BICYCLE® has been the best selling playing card brand in the world for more than 100 years. The company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio since its founding in 1867, manufactures, markets and distributes playing cards, children's card games, collectible tins, puzzles and card accessories. BICYCLE®, BEE®, AVIATOR® and HOYLE® are registered trademarks of The United States Playing Card Company.

The company's goal is to be the irreplaceable leader in the production and distribution of playing cards and related games. For over 125 years we have offered unparalleled service and differentiated products through a diverse and expanding group of global distribution partners. In 2004, USPC was acquired by Jarden Corporation, a multi-billion dollar consumer products company with a diverse product line and global footprint. Jarden has strong brand equity and leading market positions with well-known brands such as SUNBEAM®, OSTER®, COLEMAN®, LOEW CORNELL®, BALL® and MR. COFFEE®.

We offer a competitive total compensation, health and wellness package and an engaging work environment where employees are rewarded and recognized for their individual and team contributions. Located in Northern Kentucky, US Playing Card Co. is a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), a leading provider of niche consumer products.


Primary Purpose of Position:

The adjuster is responsible for the adjustments to all equipment in her or his assigned work cell, all necessary preventive maintenance routines and coordination of production within the work cell.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

1. Maintain machine settings at recommended tolerance levels and monitor all instruments, gauges, fluid levels and conduct preventive maintenance such as oiling, parts inspection and replacement

2. Perform minor machine maintenance repairs and contact maintenance personnel when necessary

3. Assist the maintenance personnel with all machine repairs

4. Load machines with component parts such as hang tabs, tear bands, closure seals and other materials as needed

5. Coordinate maintenance activities and downtime with team members

6. Coordinate necessary production materials with floor person and team members complying with documentation such as the follower and bill of materials

7. Train other operators on operating procedures and standards

8. Direct work in the work cell in the absence of a team lead or supervisor


Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of work experience

  • At least 2 years of machine maintenance back ground OR 3 years of experience as machine operator in manufacturing environment where you were involved in machine set up, adjustments, production line responsibility

  • High School diploma or equivalent work experience

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to perform all duties of stripper, punch operator, inspector and floor person

  • Experience working with basic hand tools and experience making intermediate mechanical repairs and adjustments


  • Strong attention to detail

  • Executes good judgment based on written procedures and guidelines

  • Strong mechanical aptitude. Ability to read and understand technical documents

  • Ability to recognize machine and quality issues and translate those issues into “root cause”

  • Ability to learn on the job and translate knowledge into sound decisions that will positively impact output and quality.

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability, both mechanical and abstract

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Sitting at workstation approximately 10% of work time, standing and walking approximately 90%

  • Lift / push / pull up to 75 pounds.

  • Ability to twist, reach, squat, kneel, and bend

  • Requires ability to reach, grasp, and manipulate objects and ability to use basic hand tools

  • Full color vision

  • Involves moderate risks or discomforts and special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, pallets, trucks and machines.

  • Employees are required to use hearing protection, safety shoes.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

COMPANY: The US Playing Card Company

Requisition Id: 111078

Location: KY - Erlanger