Machine Operator - Union, MO


Silgan Plastic Food Containers is the world’s leading supplier of high-barrier plastic packaging for long shelf-life, ambient, microwaveable, convenience foods.  We have a majority market share in the U.S. and export to over 18 countries around the globe. Our customer base includes companies such as Mars Petcare, Campbell’s, Nestle, Princes Foods, Hormel, General Mills, ConAgra, and others.


We are seeking Machine Operators for our Union, Missouri plant to operate Rotary Thermal Forming (RTF) lines and / or Printers.  A successful candidate will ensure that operations are consistent with the requirements of the Quality System and internal and external customer specifications, and assist with material handling function as needed.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the efforts of the work team on an assigned line

  • Ensures that quality requirements are met

  • Performs all assigned tasks according to work instructions

  • Ensures effective communication with the team and production department

  • Controls production as defined in work instructions

  • Assists supervisor with material handling

  • Conducts duties in accordance with plant safety policies and procedures


Qualifications/Training Requirements: 

  • Minimum of high school education, or equivalent

  • Successful completion of all required training modules for Operator Assistant, Material Handler, QA/QC and Operator

  • Additional training requirements are identified and arrangements for training are made when needed 

  • Ability to work in various weather conditions including the heat
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds on a regular basis, and requires bending, stooping, and standing during 12 hour shift


Additional Information:  

  • Night Shift 8:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m

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