Machine Operator Assistant - 2nd and 3rd Shifts

People • Customers • Trust

Hiring:2nd ( 2pm-10pm) and 3rd (10pm-6am), plus overtime opportunities

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Work as part of a team in support of a manufacturing operation with a goal of increasing productivity, decreasing downtime and waste.
  • Assume active role in overall plant facilities-related work.
  • Position requires assisting all jobs on the plant floor.
  • Follow all company safety rules and lockout tag-out procedures.
  • Maintain shop and equipment per 5S standards.
  • May be required to lift up to 30 lbs. for a period of up to 12 hours.
  • Set-up and operate machine to produce product according to customer specifications.
  • Troubleshoot, perform minor repair, and preventative maintenance procedures on machine.
  • Trains Helper, as required.
  • Perform quality checks as required and take appropriate action when needed.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned or delegated.
  • Comfortable with computers and touch screens.
  • Cross-train on other machines and jobs.
  • Complete necessary reports in an accurate and timely manner, including but not limited to: Production Data, Machine Operational Status, Safety Data, and Quality Data.
  • Input maintenance work orders into BPMS software. Be proactive in the maintenance of equipment.
  • Switch duties with Assistant Operator or Helper if necessary.
  • Comply with the facility's food packaging safety program processes and procedures.
  • Complete annual food packaging safety training.
  • Report any discovered food packaging safety risks/concerns to the food packaging safety management representative or direct supervisor.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including but not limited to: Safety, GMP, FSSC, ISO, and maintaining good housekeeping.
  • Adhere to production schedule and make recommendations for optimizing the schedule to meet cost, quality, and service goals. Report any unusual scheduling issues to supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Be passionate about maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and possess problem-solving skills.
  • Able to pass pre-employment background check and drug test.
  • Must be able to sit, stoop, and bend.
  • Ability to work any shift, including overtime and weekends as needed.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Ability to work in manufacturing environment, with varying temperatures based on season, around machinery, and heavy forklift traffic.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a packaging or other manufacturing environment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Must be willing to work closely on a day-to-day basis with other production personnel.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Work with a sense of urgency to reduce downtime of machines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.


All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.