Coating Machine Operator 1st Shift – $1,000 Sign-on Bonus

Full Time
Andover, MA
Manufacturing & Warehouse

Website Shawsheen

Shawsheen is seeking a highly motivated, full-time Coating Machine Operator – 1st Shift to join their team in Andover, MA. As a Coating Machine Operator, you will perform the duties necessary to run a cohesive coating machine.

The ideal candidate will consistently follow all safety procedures, product quality requirements, and meet daily production rates and schedules. 


  • Batch and mix required adhesives.
  • Load and operate coating machine.
  • Continuously monitor and adjust coat weight to meet specifications.
  • Ensure production documentation is accurate and complete.
  • Communicate all production, quality, and safety issues to Shift Supervisor or Plant Manager immediately.
  • Wear provided personal protection and hygiene equipment (hair net, steel-toed shoes, and safety glasses).

SCHEDULE This is a full-time, 1st shift position working Monday – Thursday, 6:00 am – 4:30 pm after training has been completed. Overtime is routinely available. 

Training will occur for 45 – 60 days, working Tuesday – Friday 6:00 am – 4:30 pm.

COMPENSATION Shawsheen puts great value in the Coating Machine Operator position by offering a starting wage of $20 – $23/hour commensurate with knowledge and experience.

BENEFITS Shawsheen offers an excellent benefits package after 60 days of employment, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays and sick time, quarterly attendance bonus, and eligibility for a 401(k) plan after 6 months.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required. 
  • Experience in cohesive coating machines or other machine operation is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to work on a 1st shift schedule, with 10-hour shifts and overtime as needed.
  • Must have dependable transportation. The Shawsheen plant is accessible by public transportation– we are a three-minute walk from the Ballardvale station of the MBTA (Haverhill Line, just 12 minutes from downtown Lawrence).


Questions? Visit the plant at 220 Andover St., Andover, MA or call 978.475.1710 Ext.138

About Shawsheen: Shawsheen is part of Bradford Shawsheen Coating Technologies (BSCT). BSCT is the integration of Shawsheen Coating and Converting from Andover, MA. with Bradford Industries of Lowell, MA. We are a Premier North American fully integrated Coating & Converting manufacturing company producing top-quality polymer-coated fabric, textiles, and tape products utilizing custom coating and adhesive advanced formulations. Learn more at

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