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Gantry Operator / G1 & G2

Future Foam Inc Council Bluffs, IA Hourly Wage, $17.50


General Purpose:

  • Moves and positions foam buns according to predetermined pouring and cutting schedules.

  • Transfers long buns from buildings D, F, Crane Room and Vac Conveyor. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Operates moving gantry from attached cab in order to move and position buns according to predetermined pouring and cutting schedules. Moving and positioning must be done in a careful, conscientious manner as to not damage foam material.

  • All long bun information must be entered into lap top computer. This info must be accurate to where all shifts know where formulas are located.

  • Ability to understand where long buns are placed in certain conveyors, depending on width and height of long bun. Some conveyors are shorter in height and length. If long bun is placed in wrong location, damage may occur.

  • Ability to- read, write, count, and comprehend measurements, fractions and weight scales.

  • Ability to comprehend and carry through both verbal and written procedures with the ability to record information accurately.

  • Ability to see 100’ in distance.

  • Ability to understand LOTO (lock out - tag out) and to use LOTO effectively when necessary.

  • Ability to perform physical labor- involving heavy work, exerting in excess up to 150 pounds of force occasionally.

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintain work area, in a safe manner.

  • Keep work area clean and clear of scrap foam and plastic film that is removed from buns.

  • Work area must be cleaned prior to leaving at the end of shift.

Job Qualifications:

  • Knowledge, Skill, Ability, Education & Experience-

  • Knowledge – The aptitude to operate machines

  • Skill – Ability to read and write, understand measurements and fractions. Must be physically able to perform manual labor.

  • Ability—Learn within a fast paced environment, work with other employees in a cooperative manner and handle repetitive job duties.

  • Education—Formal education is not required.

  • Experience—Crane experience is helpful, but not required.


Material and Equipment Directly Used:

  • Bun transfer Gantry System

  • Powered Conveyor System

  • Powered Garage Doors

  • Vertical Band Saw

  • Computer 


Working Environment:

  • The Gantry Operator is subject to inside environmental conditions throughout the shift - protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. 

  • Seasonably, the worker may be subject to extreme heat- temperatures may be above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

  • The worker is subject to noise- there is sufficient noise to cause employees to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.

  • The worker is subject to hazards- including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and working on high places.

  • Must be aware of surroundings for maintaining safety of self and others in the area.

  • The worker is required to wear safety glasses in the plant at all times. 


Physical Activities:

  • Climbing: Frequently, ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like- using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Stooping: Continually, bending body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist, using the lower extremities and back muscles.

  • Reaching: Continually, extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Standing: Frequently, for sustained periods of time.

  • Walking: Continually, moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

  • Pushing: Continually, using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward and outward.

  • Pulling: Continually, using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Lifting: Frequently, raising objects from lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position- to-position. 

  • Grasping: Continually, applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.

  • Talking: Frequently, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, conveying detailed or important information or instructions to other workers accurately, loudly and quickly.

  • Hearing/Listening: Continually, perceiving the nature of sounds. The ability to interpret oral communications.

  • Repetitive Motions: Continually, substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, head and/or fingertips.


Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy Work: Exerting up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Visual Acuity:

Visual acuity requirements include color, depth perception and field of vision. This position requires the minimum standard involving- preparing and analyzing data and figures, visual inspections involving small defects, small parts, operations of machines (including inspections) using measurement devices, assembly or fabrications of parts and distances close to the eyes.



Daily activities dictate that, at times, employees will be required to give assistance to fellow employees outside their general duties and responsibilities. All employees are expected to help solve problems as they arise and to assist in improving the efficiency of the company’s operations. The company reserves the right to modify the job description in the future, with or without notice to the individual in question. This job description does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, the employment relationship remains “at-will”. Job requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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Full-time Employee
Date Posted March 24, 2023
Date Closes April 23, 2023
Address 400 N 10th St
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Work At Plant 01
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $17.50
Once trained, shift will be 2:30 pm to 11 pm M-F Training Shift - 6:30 am to 3 pm.
SOC Category 53-7021.00 Crane and Tower Operators
Zipcode 51503
Name Rich Harger
Address 400 N10th St.
City, State and Zip Council Bluffs,IA 51503
Phone 712-323-6718 ext 208
FAX 1-800-733-8067

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence

This job requires the following skills

  • Commercial Construction
  • Construction Equipment Operation
  • Construction Worker - Industry
  • Crane / Hoist Operation
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • And More ...