Die & Tool Setup A

J.L. Clark Co.

Lancaster, PA

Job Details

Level:    Experienced
Job Location:    Lancaster - Lancaster, PA
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    High School
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Travel Percentage:    None
Job Shift:    2nd Shift
Job Category:    Manufacturing


2021 marked J.L. Clark's 117th anniversary, and we continue to leverage our packaging expertise to help customers build brands into household names. While much has changed since 1904, J.L. Clark's dedication to you, the customer, has not. We continue to provide the same outstanding service and quality our customers have come to expect, while maintaining a relentless pursuit of innovation in package design.

J.L. Clark continues to invest in the latest technology. We have added a new 6-color printing press, electric injection molding presses, state-of-the-art vision systems, improved rapid prototyping, and high-speed fabrication capabilities. 

Sustainability continues to be a core commitment at J.L. Clark. In 2012, we became the first North American Metal Lithographer to receive SGP (Sustainable Green Printing) Partnership Certification. J.L. Clark has also been recognized as the recipient of the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

With the packaging industry continuously evolving to meet both consumer and manufacturing demands, look for J.L. Clark to be on the cutting edge of innovative solutions for the next century.

Position Summary:

Troubleshoots, removes jams, makes adjustments and sets up equipment.  Assists in keeping assigned line or lines running and productive.  While maintaining line productivity, assists in material handling and machine operation duties.  Reads and interprets drawings and written instructions.  Will be assigned to machine operation on a periodic basis.  Communicates with tool room and maintenance concerning equipment. Responsible for following all safety policies and procedures.  Always performs duties with the goal of satisfying the customer.


Education, Training & Experience:

High school education or equivalent.  Up to two years experience is necessary to develop skills and knowledge to perform proficiently.

Machines, Tools, Equipment And Work Aids:

Powered lift truck, hand truck, banding equipment, bench grinder, drill press, various wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, calipers, micrometers, gauges.



Production associates, material handlers, Maintenance Dept., Tool Room, Department Supervisor




Supervised By:

Technical Services Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:


Mechanical adjustments



Removes jams, makes mechanical adjustments to equipment and does quality checks.  Troubleshoots mechanical problems.


Mechanical set-up




Changes tooling, perform quality checks and debug production lines.


Material handling



As doing mechanical job, does clean-up, sets up pallets, carton set-up and taping, loads skid with finished product, bands loads of metal/finished goods, delivers parts to line, empties chip cans.


Machine operation


Substitutes for operator during operator inspections, assists operator in machine operation to facilitate productivity and when assigned to machine operation.


Preventive maintenance


Grease and lube equipment, service equipment and do minor repairs.




No two days are the same.  The day’s activities are dependent on the production jobs that are running.