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Machine Operator I - Night shift 1 95278

Company name
Amcor Limited

Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Manufacturing

Posted on
Feb 22, 2021

Valid Through
Jun 07, 2021

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JOB DESCRIPTION:  Machine Operator I

Job Summary:

Primary Purpose

Responsible for the safe, quality operation and proficient understanding of downstream equipment and machinery including; tumble packer, wrapping machines, forklifts, grinding machines, robotic palletizers and overall flow of product.  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

. Employees will be also be responsible for minor trouble shooting of equipment, inventory control and transactions, and also quality inspections.

Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Abides by all Amcor’s Safety and Quality policies and procedures.

Maintains standard production objectives through proper machine operation and accurately records production

Knows and practices safe and proper start-up and shutdown procedures for each machine.

Performs minor adjustments to machinery involving hand movements and simple hand tools to ensure smooth, continued machine operation.

Has authority to stop machines/production to communicate machine problems and breakdowns to Group Leader or Maintenance Manager.

Inspects product for quality defects.  Has authority to stop production due to quality issues.

Maintains housekeeping of all assigned areas.  This includes applying Good Manufacturing Practices to meet plant goals and continuous improvement.

Fork lift operator certified (if authorized) and when assigned to forklift operation (a) performs daily safety and operational checks; and (b) operate forklift in a safe and efficient manner.

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.

Must be able to quickly grasp operation of downstream equipment and possess trouble-shooting ability.

Must be able to communicate changes in the production schedule to Operators and Stackers, e.g., countdown and color changes.

Follows all established safety rules and guidelines as outlined in the Co-worker Handbook and as trained during the various safety-related training programs.  Understands and communicates all hazards and safety issues to co-workers and managers/supervisors.  Properly uses all personal protective equipment.

Maintain a safe and clean work area according to company standards.

Performs other related duties as directed by the Production (Shift) Supervisor, Production Manager and other designated leadership.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Production (Shift) Lead.

Job Specifications and Requirements:

Education and Experience

Requires high school diploma or equivalent.  Some post-secondary education preferred (i.e., Technical or Vocational education).

Previous work experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Level of Authority & Authorization

“You have the right to hold for inspection; any product you feel does not meet customer/company specifications.  “

Those employees with authorized training

have the ability to 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.

Authority to make process adjustments.

Contact any member of Management without fear of reprisal concerning questions, suggestions, or complaints regarding quality, working conditions or job environment.

Other Requirements:

Ability to recognize and understand numbers and values and enters this information into an on-line database accurately.  A strong mathematical ability is essential.

Ability to visually distinguish fine variations in color and other visual defects.

Proficient hand/eye coordination to operate equipment.

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.

Additional Training Requirements:

ARPNA Safety Contract

New Hire Training (see new hire orientation)

Scheduled Training (see plant training schedule)

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

 The above requirements and training are not limited to the above and could be one or more depending on job assignment.  Requirements may include all other duties as assigned by management.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift/push/pull 70 pounds on a continual basis:  this is a heavy physical demand job as outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Incumbent is required to stand/walk for up to 11 hours per shift on a concrete floor and is frequently required to do the following:   

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 also be able to climb stairs/ladders up to 15 feet high; lift/reach overhead with a 7 pound 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.



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