Maintenance Technician - 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 more.


We are seeking Maintenance Technicians for our Union, Missouri plant to perform skilled work to maintain and troubleshoot Rotary Thermal Forming lines and dry offset printers.  A successful candidate will have basic knowledge of PLC and Vision Systems, demonstrate competence and knowledge of safety rules and practices, and effectively communicate throughout various levels in the organization.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and troubleshoot process/plant equipment
  • Perform preventive/routine maintenance on compressors, fork trucks, oilers, and filters

  • Repair and troubleshoot 3 phase 480v

  • Repair and troubleshoot process controls, PLC and instrumentation controls

  • Accurately use and read a variety of measuring devices

  • Read and understand blueprints

  • Semiskilled as a machinist, electrician, and HVAC technician

  • Perform complete start-up of production run

  • Perform form tooling and shear maintenance

  • Set up drum and shear tools during changeovers

  • Troubleshoot and maintain production equipment

  • Removal and installation of drum stand

  • Drum wheel, extrusion die, and lip change

  • Semiskilled in welding, plumbing, and carpentry

  • Other designated duties of the quality system as assigned



    Degree in Industrial technology



    5 years of electrical and PLC experience.  3 years of experience in maintenance production machinery.  Basic knowledge of extrusion, vacuum systems, material transfer, air systems, preventative maintenance, safety equipment, fork trucks, and plumbing.


    Additional Information:

  • Night Shift 8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.

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