Collator Machine Operator

Location: San Bernardino, CA

Department: Production

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

POSITION                                Collator Operator     

REPORTING                            Production Manager

LOCATION                               San Bernardino, CA

REGION                                   Southern California


Tree Island is one of North America’s largest producers of steel wire and fabricated steel wire products. Their line of wire products includes high and low carbon, galvanized, bright and stainless steel wires. These products are sold in either spooled or straight & cut sections to a variety of customers for further downstream fabrication, or for end-use applications, such as baling, strapping and fencing. The company also offers many finished wire-based products, including a broad array of fasteners (packaged, collated and bulk nails), stucco reinforcing products, concrete reinforcing mesh, fencing and other fabricated wire products. Their products are made from wire rod sourced from a variety of producers around the world.

A significant portion of Tree Island’s products are used in different areas of the construction market: residential construction, renovation and heavy construction, which experience different demand cycles. Products also support industrial manufacturers and commercial fabricators, as well as the agricultural and forestry industries. Products are sold through multiple sales channels, including retailers, distributors, contractors, as well as original equipment manufacturers. 


The Collator Operator is responsible for operating the Collating machine, troubleshooting malfunctions and loading, assembling and packing collated nails.


  • Operate Collating machine to meet production standards
  • Troubleshoot when machine malfunctions; making adjustments to ensure quality and productivity targets are achieved
  • Operate forklift to remove completed pallets
  • Operate a staple gun
  • Set up machine which includes glue and plastic
  • Load and operate bulk feeder assemblies
  • Pack nail strips into 45 to 95lb cartons
  • Stack packed boxes onto pallet
  • Assemble cardboard boxes
  • Apply proper indentifying label
  • Inspect strips of collated nails prior to packing into cardboard box
  • Pack strips into box and close
  • Stack completed boxes on pallet
  • Accurately record and report all production
  • Adhere to ICC procedures as outlined in the Company’s Quality Manual
  • Maintain cleanliness of work area and observes all Company and safety rules
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned
  • Be flexible with schedule; Days, Swing or Grave and be able to work overtime as needed


  • 2 Years manufacturing experience
  • Able to update shop floor computer
  • Able to lift 65 lbs
  • Must be a team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Must speak and read English
  • Forklift certification a plus

Thank you for your interest in Tree Island; only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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