Machine Operator / Technician, (high speed, plastics, automation)
Champaign, IL US / Rochelle, IL US
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Job Title
Machine Operator / Technician, (high speed, plastics, automation)
Job Type
High School
IL US (Primary)
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Machine Operation, Manufacturing and Production
Date Needed By
Shift Type
12 hour crew
Job Description

Silgan Closuresis a renowned supplier of Value-Added closure systems for food and beverage products in North and South America. As the leading global supplier of an extensive range of metal, plastic and composite vacuum holding closures, we can design an easy-to-open, easy-to-reseal and tamper-evident closure with a perfect fit for any container.

We are currently looking for individuals who are interested in learning various manufacturing processes, want a rewarding career in manufacturing and who will ultimatelycontribute to our success. Ideal candidates will be dependable, safety conscious, problem solvers who pride themselves in doing quality work.

General Responsibilities:

  • Continually monitor the performance of varioustypes of high speedmanufacturing machines. (printing, lining, molding, vision, box, bag, pack)and make all adjustments necessary to assure proper product quality. May involve working with automated equipmentsuch as Fanuc robots and AGV's.
  • Verify all material for each line matches Production Schedule.

  • Use a variety of tools and techniques to take measurements on sample closures or raw material and record data into computer system.

  • Perform visual quality checks on closures or packaged productthroughout the shift.

  • Monitor control panels and listens to equipment operations to detect jams or malfunctions. Adjusts machine settings when necessary.

  • May require use of forklift to bring material to production lines and move finished goods to warehouse locations.
Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Must be 18 years old.
  • 1-3 years machine operation in a manufacturing environment orIndustrial Technology Certificate orAssociates Degree; or combination of both preferred.
  • Fork lift experience a plus. RF Scanner use andcomputer familiarity preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to kneel, stoop, crawl, squat and stand for extended periods of time while performing job duties (up to 12-hours a day). Ability to push, pull, bend, climb, walk, and lift on a continuous basis (up to 12-hours a day). Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds overhead on an occasional basis. Possess excellent hand-eye coordination, adequate dexterity and strength in order to maintain and operate equipment. Ability to distinguish through the use of audio, visual, olfactory, and tactile senses when the equipment is properly operating. Required to wear personal protection equipment as required.

Work Environment:High noise levels (hearing protection required); climate controlled in most areas;


  • healthcare benefits: medical, dental, prescription, and vision plans
  • Life insurance/accidental death, short term and long term disaibility
  • 401k
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation time

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
12 hour crew
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
 This company is a Federal Contractor
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