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Unifrax Helper Wet Machine in Hoosick Falls, New York

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Why work for us?

Alkegen brings together two of the world’s leading specialty materials companies to create one new, innovation-driven leader focused on battery technologies, filtration media, and specialty insulation and sealing materials. Through global reach and breakthrough inventions, we’re delivering products that enable the world to breathe easier, live greener, and go further than ever before.

With over 60 manufacturing facilities with a global workforce of over 9,000 of the industry’s most experienced talent, including insulation and filtration experts, Alkegen is uniquely positioned to help customers impact the environment in meaningful ways.

Alkegen offers a range of dynamic career opportunities with globe-spanning reach. From production operators to engineers, technicians to specialists, sales to leadership, we’re always looking for top talent ready to bring their best. Come grow with us!

The Helper - Wet Machine (Stacker) is responsible for removing and stacking wet laps of fiber material from the wet machine roll. This individual must properly follow Standard Operating Procedures to ensure that quality and production standards are met. The Helper-Wet Machine is required to comply with all safety, production, quality requirements and standards, record all production data as required, and understand and follow all plant policies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Removing, without damage, a formed wet lap (of any dimensions, within required specifications) from the Wet Machine making roll.

  • Stacking wet laps (interleafing with press cloths, when required) in a straight and square manner; and in an undamaged condition.

  • Recognizing, pulling all defects for re-use. Reporting such defects to the Machine Tender.

  • Assisting in all phases of set-ups, wash-ups and minor maintenance, to prevent unnecessary downtime and ensure top quality, clean start-ups.

  • Be able to work with a partner as a team in order to properly remove laps from roll.

  • Operate all equipment and carry out all procedures in a safe and controlled manner.

  • Being responsible for the general housekeeping of the Wet Machine area.

  • Perform various other duties as assigned based on allowable time and requirements.

  • Must adhere to all company and location policies and safety rules

  • Must be able to work extended hours when required

  • All other duties as assigned

  • These responsibilities may change in the future to keep up with customer demands, equipment changes and improved Standard Operating Procedures


  • Experience in papermaking or manufacturing preferred

  • Able to work rotating shifts

    Compensation: $21.45/hour

    Hourly pay rate increased to $23.83/hour after 90 days of employment

If you are interested in being part of a world class production function here at Alkegen then we would love to hear from you.

At Alkegen, we strive every day to help people – ALL PEOPLE – breathe easier, live greener and go further than ever before. We believe that diversity and inclusion is central to this mission and to our impact. Our diverse and inclusive culture drives our growth & innovation and we nurture it by actively embracing our differences and using our varied perspectives to solve the complex challenges facing our changing and diverse world.

Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, nation of origin, religion, color, gender identity and expression, age, disability, education, opinions, culture, languages spoken, veteran’s status, or any other protected class.

Alkegen is a specialty materials leader serving mission-critical systems that the world is focused on for the future, including: battery technologies, electric vehicles, filtration media, and specialty insulation materials that enable customers to reduce fossil fuel consumption, save energy, and live greener.

We help people breathe easier, live greener, and go further than ever before.

Our experience speaks for itself. We are a vertically integrated manufacturer with the global reach and talent to solve your most demanding applications.

With 60 manufacturing facilities and 9,000+ highly skilled employees located around the world, we can solve any challenge.

Dedicated to sustainability and human health, we are uniquely positioned to help customers impact the environment in meaningful ways.