Experienced Machine Operator

Website American Packaging

Shift: 12 hours, Rotating and Straight Shifts

Pay Rate: $21.42 and up based on experience

Shift Differential: 2nd Shift: $2/hour, 3rd shift: $3/hour

Open Positions: Utility Operator, Slitter Operator and Extrusion


  • Participates in training, embrace concepts of and actively practice the STOP Safety Program fundamentals to aid American Packaging Corporation’s efforts to achieve a zero-accident rate.
  • Retrieves all necessary set up information/specifications/guidelines and follows instructions on the job jacket.
  • Completes all machine changeover/set-up processes minimizing machine downtime and meeting or exceeding set-up standard requirements. Develop set up procedure documentation as required.
  • Correctly completes daily production sheets, process condition sheets, waste logs, final release forms, ink paperwork and quality inspection logs. Ensure job order information (size, construction, print position, packing instructions, adhesive structures, proper substrates being used) corresponds with the product being manufactured.
  • Safely, efficiently and effectively assists with the assigned production machinery equipment monitoring quality, production and waste adhering to all customer specifications.
  • Ensures immediate work area and work areas for which Machine Operator has responsibility are free of clutter and debris. Perform all cleaning/sanitation responsibilities, safely using all required cleaning solutions and protective equipment.
  • Removes rolls from rewind, hangs rolls on rewind, makes up doctor blades, preps print carriages, brings correct inks and lacquers to the press, configures ink ratios, disposes of ink, solvents and lacquers, maintains ink viscosities and cuts cores.
  • Ability to operate the viscosity control system.
  • Ensures all required on-line quality data is properly documented.
  • Monitors all quality requirements as outlined by company procedure and specification. Completes necessary sheets for quality checks.
  • Actively participates in safety programs and completes required safety observations. Understands and follows plant safety rules.
  • Attends and participates in all scheduled meetings (Continuous Quality Improvement, safety, special projects, departmental, etc.).
  • Able to work all scheduled shifts and required overtime hours.
  • Trains new employees as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
Previous manufacturing experience preferred.


  • Food Safety Training, consisting of the GMP/PPE/Food Safety Policy, HACCP Plan and SQF System is provided to all personnel at the time of hiring.
  • Refresher training is completed annually, based on the anniversary month of the employee’s date of hire.
    Completion of this training is a condition of employment.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
Such instances are rare as employees have specific instruction on approved/unapproved lifts.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To apply for this job please visit americanpackaging.com.