Operator Assistant - 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. market 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 Production Operator Assistants for our Union, Missouri plant to pack product on production lines according to instructions and/or customer specifications. Candidates for this position should be detail-oriented and willing to learn as the opportunity for growth and promotion to higher paying positions in the plant is exponential.


 Major Responsibilities:

  • Package Work In Process (WIP) and finished product from Rotary Thermal Forming (RTF) and/or printing lines
  • Run the scoring machine
  • Report any non-conformances noted during packing to the operator
  • Rework non-conforming product in accordance with documented work instructions
  • Follow safety guidelines and procedures
  • Perform other designated duties as assigned


  •  Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts
  • 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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