Newell Brands Coleman, Back-up Operator Gerber Foam (CST086) in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

Live, Learn, Work and Play

At Coleman our vision is to be the leading outdoor recreation company in the U.S. by developing high-quality, innovative products that enhance the enjoyment of the outdoors and create lasting memories.


Summary: The Gerber Operator will set up, adjust and operate Gerber cutting equipment (foam and fabric). Monitor to determine if adjustments are necessary. Ensure accuracy of work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by management as necessary.

  • All operations of the Gerber Generalist.

  • Review markers with Accumark specialist to develop beam speeds, knife speeds, cut sequence, piece layout and drilling sequence to minimize labor required to cut materials and perform with minimal covering.

  • Set up, adjust and operate Gerber cutting equipment (foam and fabric)

  • Monitor equipment during cutting cycle making adjustments as necessary.

  • Utilize computerized control panel to enter codes to operate equipment.Utilize hand tools to make adjustments to equipment as needed.

  • Verify paperwork and material to ensure accuracy prior to cutting.Make corrections as required.

  • Verify cut parts meet quality standards.Perform recuts as required if miss cuts occur, document scrap, determine root cause with accumark specialist and correct cut file if required.

  • Provide direction and assist offloader moving plastic during cut cycle, removing cut materials from cut table, replacing plastic and paper rolls.

  • Train new Gerber operators and Gerber specialist.

  • Support 5S process initiative by keeping work area clean.

  • Notify Group leader / Maintenance when experiencing problems with equipment.

  • Completes required documentation including but not limited to recording production quantities, downtime, scrap, through put.

  • Responsible for injury prevention and promoting safety by keeping work area neat, clean and organized.

  • Participates in employee wellness program.

  • Performs miscellaneous other assignments as required.

  • Requires regular attendance to perform essential elements as listed above between the assigned start and end times for work. Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



Teamwork: Contributes to building a positive work environment. Interacts with fellow team members to build morale and maintain a sense of Coleman pride.

Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Supports the company’s goals and values.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve overall quality of finished product; Monitors own work and the work of others to ensure quality.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment and production schedules. Must be able to perform multiple tasks.

Dependability: Follows written and verbal instructions, responds to management direction; Completes tasks on time at expected level of performance or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma, general education degree (GED) preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with other employees in the organization. Ability to interact and communicate with co-workers on all business related issues.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to read numbers, count, add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Measure using a ruler.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions. Ability to comply with company’s and regulatory agencies quality standards.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time. The employee is required to use fingers, hands and arms to operate machines and reach for, hold, grasp, push/pull, and handle material repetitively with a high degree of dexterity. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds regularly. Distinguish fine visual details and color variations

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to limited moving mechanical equipment.

PPE-Personal Protective Equipment: NONE



Equipment Used:

Pallet Jack

Trash Compactor

2 wheel cart




Automatic Fabric Spreader

Overhead Hoist

Hydraulic Fabric Lift

Manual Fabric Spreader

Electric Cut-Off Knife

Hand Saw



Equal Employment Opportunity

We participate in E-Verify.

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 Coleman Company, Inc.

Requisition Id: 112273

Location: MN - Sauk Rapids