Machine Operator I
Napoleon, OH 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Join Amcor and you can be part of the team that makes the packaging of the future better for people and our planet.

Here at Amcor, we work together every day to make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people across the globe by providing packaging for essential products, including food, beverages, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care.

We are sustainability leaders in our industry. We are the first global packaging company to commit to make all our products recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Our products are vital to support the lives of millions of people across the globe every day.

We are always looking for talented and passionate individuals who are motivated to make a difference. Working at Amcor means you will have a unique opportunity to be a part of an organisation that is committed to innovating and driving new solutions to create more sustainable packaging solutions.

To find out more about our commitment to sustainability and about Amcor, visit I I III

At Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP), our teams are focused on developing and making plastic bottles and jars that create a unique experience and are better for the environment. Our bottles and jars are primarily made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which has rapidly become the world's preferred packaging material. PET is lightweight, shatterproof, recloseable, resealable, reusable and infinitely recyclable*.

With approximately 6,000 people across about 50 manufacturing operations in 11 countries and an annual revenue of US$2.9 Billion, ARP provides rigid packaging solutions to the beverage, pharmaceutical, food, and home and personal care segments.

Learn more about the many benefits of PET bottles

*with existing technologies including chemical recycling

About the Role

Responsible for operation and proficient understanding of packaging machinery including palletizers, strapping machines, wrapping machines, forklifts, and overall flow of production. Operation of production machines involves performing short-cycle, repetitive, and control operations of equipment, while maintaining set patterns of products to attain high-quality output that meets or exceeds customer expectations.

  • Maintains standard production objectives through proper machine operation and accurately records production. Communicates production information at shift change.
  • Knows and practices safe and proper start-up and shut-down 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 Production Coordinator or Maintenance.
  • Inspects product for quality defects. Has authority to stop production due to quality issues, including raw materials.
  • Maintains housekeeping of all assigned areas. This includes applying Good Manufacturing Practices to meet plant goals. Reports daily on Master Cleaning Schedule.
  • Forklift operator certified and when assigned to forklift operation a) perform 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.
  • Reporting daily production scrap in computer program.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Actively participates in Quality training and Good Manufacturing Practice meetings to assist in continuous improvement of plant operations.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the Production Coordinators and/or Management.

Physical Requirements

Normal Vision

Distant Vision

Near Vision

Hear / Listen


Talk / Speak

Reach up and out



Hand/Finger Dexterity




Push / Pull





Carry (amount 50+ lbs.)

Lift (amount 50+ lbs.)

Lift (amount < 50 lbs.)

Carry (amount < 50 lbs.)

Drive - Automobile/truck/van

Drive- Forklift

Other Physical Requirements:

  • Able to stand and walk up to 11-hours on concrete or other hard surfaces.
  • Occasionally required to push / pull 70 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to push / pull up to 900 lbs using a hydraulic hand jack (equivalent of a static push/pull of approximately 70 lbs.)
  • Frequently required to squat / bend / kneel / reach in order to carry out the essential functions of the position.
  • Proficient hand / eye coordination to operate equipment and controls.
  • Must be able to climb stairs / ladders
  • Able to lift / reach overhead with a 7lb top frame to place on bulk pallet configuration.
  • Frequently able to reach across palletizer bed 54" to 60" to straighten / pick up fallen product with use of production tools.

About You

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Some post-secondary education preferred (i.e., Technical or Vocational education;).
  • Previous work experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Able to pass forklift skills test
  • Ability to recognize and understand numbers and values and accurate data entry of the information into an on-line database. A strong mathematical ability is essential.
  • Ability to visually distinguish fine variations in color and other product 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 work all shifts and required overtime.

What we offer you

  • Opportunity for career advancement with a global company
  • Competitive medical and dental benefits
  • 401k with company match
  • Gainsharing program
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Company paid life insurance
  • And more!

Amcor is a thriving S&P 500 organisation listed both on the NYSE (AMCR) and ASX (AMC) with US$13 billion in sales. We have a proud history dating back to the 1860's and come a long way from a single paper mill based in Melbourne to becoming the global leading packaging company. Today, Amcor is an international organisation empowering its 50,000 employees in over 40 countries and across 250 sites.

At Amcor we believe in talent through diversity and promote equal opportunity in the workplace and recognise that discrimination and harassment of co-workers based on race, creed, disability, gender, marital or maternity status, religious or political beliefs, age or sexual orientation is unlawful.



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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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