Machine Operator - 2nd or 3rd shift

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Job Description

  • Report to work area no later than five (5) minutes prior to start of shift.
  • Remain up-to-date on the production schedule including identification of the size, style, and specification of can to be produced and perform immediate visual and dimensional inspection of cans.
  • Communicate with operator from previous shift regarding transfer maintenance, operational, and safety issues and review any issues associated with product quality.
  • Feed on or catch cans as needed in order to maintain consistent throughput with both work in process and finished product.
  • Prepare for any changeovers that will occur on the given shift including arranging to have all necessary materials ready and staged, as appropriate, to minimize non-value-added activity.
  • Change fingers, adjust/replace gearboxes, change caps/pressure rings and other associated tooling as needed.
  • Perform visual and dimensional inspection of cans every fifteen (15) minutes.  Inspect for scratches, draw marks, pin holes, bites in flanges, bulges, and any other non-conformities.
  • Perform SPC data checks on an hourly basis. Each Operator should be able to calibrate and use all necessary gauges, including dial indicators, micrometers, and various go/no go gauges.
  • Change/replace finishing press punches or bushings in addition to trimmer on transfer as well as repair broken bolts and minor oil leaks.
  • Report all nonconformities to the Quality Department and Shift Supervisor immediately.
  • Understand and operate control panels appropriately.
  • Operate and maintain D&I unit, trimmer/flanger, and finishing press in addition to repairing and replacing D&I ironing cap, sleeve, and pressure rings. 
  • Adjust the chain and position of pockets in line with finish press tooling in addition to shim pressure rings, line up caps, and other tooling as required.
  •  Assist Maintenance and Tooling Departments during heavy maintenance and changeovers. 
  • Support the replacement of hydraulic cylinders, pumps, air cushions, couplings, platens, bushings, pins, etc.
  • Replace or repair conveyor belts and prime your hydraulic pumps when needed.
  • Troubleshoot draw marks and other surface (inside and outside) imperfections in addition to trimmer/flanger, ironer, and finishing press.
  • Operate transfer presses on other lines as needed and transfer one own’s tools when moved.
  • Complete all required documentation accurately and completely.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area that upholds 5-S principles.
  • Collaborate with team members on assigned line and support troubleshooting, problem solving, root cause analysis, and related process improvement activities.
  • Wear required PPE at all times.


  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent required. 
  • Previous experience with mechanical equipment, machine operation, troubleshooting, hydraulics, and inspection/SPC highly preferred. 
  • The position requires frequent lifting, keen vision, team orientation, and careful attention to detail.

Additional Information

Operators may be exposed to Class A coatings and paints, Class C chemicals, Class E Leads and Alloys (alkaline batteries), Class F Cleaning supplies, Class H miscellaneous production items which may contain coatings or chemicals, and Class J Lubricants which may cause skin irritation. Additionally, Class I tin plate steel is used in the manufacturing process. Operators work in an environment in which hearing and eye protection is required. Furthermore, Operators will be required to lift boxes, tooling, and other objects. The work environment is consistent with other heavy manufacturing environments. Therefore, proper precautions and care should be taken. All Operators are required to support both sides of a production line and work with team members to support the entire line. Operators are required to work overtime as required.


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  • Negotiable
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  • Sm-183647
  • Permanent
  • 170

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