Plate Operator

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Distribution and Transportation Temple, Texas


Position at Wilsonart

Wilsonart, Temple, Texas, currently has an opening for a Plate Operator.  This individual will operate the plate lift, separates pressed laminate, and stacks the material.  Lays up the treated decorative and core material under direction of the Back-Up Operator/Press Operator/Foreman.  Performs other tasks as needed.

Essential Job Duties:

  • 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, Skills & Abilities:
  • 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 diploma and or a GED, plus one year of relevant experience. 


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

Position consists of working rotating shift work to include week-ends.

Wilsonart is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.