Machine Operator

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Hazelwood, MO

Job status
Full time
Job description
At Amcor, our aspiration is to be the undisputed leader in the global packaging industry. Today, we employ more than 35,000 people worldwide, and operate in 40-plus countries at 200 sites.

Currently we are hiring a Machine Operator in the Hazelwood, MO area.

As the Machine Operator, you will be responsible for the safe, quality operation and proficient understanding of downstream equipment and machinery, including palletizers, strapping machines, box machines, tumble packer, wrapping machines, forklifts, grinding machines, unscramblers and overall flow of product. The operation of downstream equipment involves performing short-cycle, repetitive, and control functions in set patterns to attain high-quality production output that meets or exceeds customer expectations.

In this position you have the right to:
• Hold for inspection any product you feel does not meet customer/company specifications.
• Shut down/stop equipment if continued operation is a threat to any employee’s health and safety.
• Stop production for unacceptable quality.
• Quarantine out-of-specification products, materials, or supplies.
• Make process adjustments.
• Contact any member of management without fear of reprisal concerning questions, suggestions, or complaints regarding quality, working conditions, or job environment.
Education requirements
• High school diploma or equivalent. Some post-secondary education is preferred (i.e., Technical or Vocational education)
Experience requirements
• Previous work experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
• Forklift operator certified (if authorized) and when assigned to forklift operation (a) perform daily safety and operational checks; and (b) operate forklift in a safe and efficient manner.

You must complete the following training requirements upon hire:
• ARPNA Safety Contract
• New Hire Training
• Scheduled Training
• SAP and supporting system training
• Annual GMP, HACCP, Glass Avoidance, Food Defense, and Communicable Disease
• Lock Out/Tag Out
• Hazard Communication
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Power Industrial Truck (Forklift) Safety
• Product Safety / Raw Material Requirements
• SPC and SPC software
• Testing Equipment
• Food Safety and Quality Audit Expectations
• Container Testing, Defect Awareness, Visual Inspection Procedures
• All other training as required by ARPNA
• Abide by all Amcor’s Safety and Quality policies and procedures.
• Maintain standard production objectives through proper machine operation and accurately records production
• Know and practice safe and proper start-up and shutdown procedures for each machine.
• Perform minor adjustments to machinery involving hand movements and simple hand tools to ensure smooth, continued machine operation.
• Stop machines/production to communicate machine problems and breakdowns to Group Leader or Maintenance Manager.
• Inspect product for quality defects.
• Maintain housekeeping of all assigned areas. This includes applying Good Manufacturing Practices to meet plant goals and continuous improvement.
• Move finished product with a forklift from the production area by a) unloading, moving and storing incoming materials and, b) checking identification, reporting shortages or damaged materials, storing stacking and arranging material for first in /first out usage.
• Follow all established safety rules and guidelines as outlined in the Co-worker Handbook.
• Understand and communicate all hazards and safety issues to co-workers and managers/supervisors.
• Properly use all personal protective equipment.
• Maintain a safe and clean work area according to company standards.
• Ability to recognize and understand numbers and values and enters this information into an online database accurately. A strong mathematical ability is essential.
• Ability to visually distinguish fine variations in color and other visual defects.
• Ability to visually and mentally make priority decisions and independent judgment calls based on the situation at hand.
• Ability to efficiently and effectively use a computer and related software.
• Ability to read and write in English.
• Ability to work all shifts and required overtime.
• Ability to quickly grasp operation of downstream equipment and possess trouble-shooting ability.
• Ability to communicate changes in the production schedule to Operators and Stackers, e.g., countdown and color changes.
• Proficient hand/eye coordination to operate equipment.

Physical skills:
• Must be able to lift/push/pull 70 lbs. on a continual basis.
• Must be able to stand/walk for up to 11 hours per shift on a concrete floor.
• Lift up to 120 lbs.
• Carry up to 50 lbs.
• Push/pull up to 900 lbs. using a hydraulic hand jack (this is the equivalent of a static push/pull of approximately 70 lbs.)
• Must frequently squat/bend/kneel/reach/ etc. in order to carry out the essential functions of the position.
• Must be able to climb stairs/ladders up to 15 feet high.
• Lift/reach overhead with a 7 lb. top frame off stack and place on bulk pallet configuration approximately every 10 to 15 minutes
• Reach across palletizer bed 54” to 60” to straighten/pick up fallen bottles continuously when operating bulk palletizer.

Today, Amcor deploys its global packaging expertise and knowledge of customer packing and supply chains to produce packaging that is more functional, appealing, and cost effective for customers and their consumers, and more sustainable for the environment. Amcor continues to focus on value - creating acquisitions that expand our presence in emerging markets, improve the industry structure (primarily in developed markets), and add new technologies so that we can capture further value.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.