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Plate Operator

Company: Wilsonart
Location: Temple
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Wilsonart in Temple, Texas has openings for Plate Operator.

These individuals will operate the plate lift, separate pressed laminate, and stack the material. Lays up the treated decorative and core material under direction of the Back-Up Operator/Press Operator/Crew Lead. Performs other tasks as needed. These positions require working rotating shift work to include weekends.

Wilsonart is a company on the move.

An international company built on big ideas. We are made up of exceptional people relentlessly pursuing innovation. We are proud of our company and how we serve our customers. We work hard to deserve the trust of our customers, our peers, and our planet. We are willing to talk openly about the challenges and obstacles we face; we are open to new ideas and collaboration on how to be even better. We are passionate about what we do and where we're going as a company.

At Wilsonart, we support employees in developing their skills and providing advancement opportunities:

* Promotions and Transfers
* Coaching and Mentoring
* Training and Development

At Wilsonart, we understand the importance of balance in your life. Therefore we provide:

* Holiday Pay
* Vacation
* Competitive 401(k) matching contribution


* Retrieves and positions tables of component material to be laid up for the production process
* Inspects component material, plates, and completed laminate. Records rejects
* Lays up the component material and lays off completed laminate according to the production process
* Operate console in break out area
* Handles the movement of stainless steel plates, carrier plates, thermal wire and completed laminate
* Identify the different plate finishes
* Initiates corrective action if production operations are not to standard
* Transfers the thermal wire board, insert the thermal wires and attaches to posts
* Logs production information such as: material produced, type, size, run, control settings, etc
* Moves the pressed material to the Sander Department
* Retrieves corestock from corestock department and tables from sanding department.
* Performs lock-out/tag-out procedures and preventative maintenance checks
* Participates in the Wilsonart Continuous Improvement system


* Knowledge of safety standards applicable to the work area and other pertinent rules/regulations governing work standards.
* Knowledge of basic mathematics sufficient to add and subtract
* Skill in hand and eye coordination
* Skill in operating a lift truck
* Ability to work as a team member
* Ability to identify patterns and finishes
* Ability to visually detect product imperfections and defects
* Ability to monitor machine operations



High School Graduate or GED


1+ years

One year of work experience required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking/pushing/climbing and lifting material or equipment of heavy weight 50-100 lbs.

Keywords: Wilsonart, Temple , Plate Operator, Other , Temple, Texas

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