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Machine Operator I - Day Shift 94535

Itasca, IL, United States

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Sep 14, 2020

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Amcor Rigid Packaging
Machine Operator I - Day Shift
Itasca, IL
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve value chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using a rising amount of recycled content. Around 50,000 Amcor people generate US$13 billion in sales from operations that span about 250 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC
Primary Purpose
Must possess basic mechanical skill and knowledge and understanding of one-step (Nissei), blow molding (Sidel),  and support equipment function.  Responsible for operation and excellent understanding of all downstream equipment including wrappers, strappers, palletizers, in addition to working knowledge of molding machinery, performs, preform hoppers, quality testing etc.  Operation of mold machines involves performing short-cycle, repetitive and some control functions in set pattern to attain high quality production output that meets or exceeds customer expectations.
Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions
Follows all Amcor Safety and Quality policies and procedures.
Maintains standard production objectives through proper machine operation and records production, accurately.
Knows and practices safe and proper start-up and shutdown procedures for each machine.
Makes necessary machine adjustments to maintain consistent machine operation and product quality in terms of customer specifications (i.e., bottle height, volumetric, top-load, visual defects, section weights, finish dimensions, etc.).
Must be able to communicate changes in the production schedule to operators and palletizers, e.g., countdown and color changes.
Performs quality assurance tests using appropriate measuring devices and basic math skills, and enters resultant data into the computer system, and has authority to stop production due to quality issues.
Follows all established safety rules and guidelines as outlined in the Employee 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.
Maintains housekeeping of all assigned areas.  This includes applying Good Manufacturing Practices to meet plant goals.
Actively participates in Quality training and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) meetings to assist in continuous improvement of plant operations.
Performs other related duties as directed by the Shift Supervisor and/or Production Manager.
Job Specifications and Requirements
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.
Other Requirements:
Ability to work 12-hour shift
Forklift driver experience, preferred
Ability to recognize and understand numbers, 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 work all shifts and required overtime.
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; 1) lift up to 120 lbs., 2) carry up to 50 lbs., 3) 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.
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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