Maintenance Technician - Union, Missouri

Silgan Plastic Food Containers is the leader in high barrier thermoformed containers for the food industry. We design and build our own proprietary thermoforming equipment to manufacture food containers. We are continually improving the operation and reliability of our equipment and expanding our capabilities. 

We are seeking a Maintenance Technician with a strong electrical troubleshooting and mechanical background to join the operations team in achieving our goals. This individual should have the ability to perform setups, changeovers, adjustments, and preventative maintenance and will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting process/plant equipment.



Major Responsibilities:

  • Proficiently operate the forming machines, conveyance equipment, robots, vision systems, and auxiliary equipment to diagnose malfunctions, and to affect repairs

  • Troubleshoot and locate the source of the problem by observing the operation of the equipment

  • Consult OEM manuals to identify proper equipment specific procedures, parts, identification, pm schedules and frequency, troubleshooting, etc.

  • Perform adjustments and setups on a variety of equipment in support of production and in accordance with the company developed documents and all safety procedures

  • Repair and maintain electrical controls on equipment including servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing equipment and devices primarily on the basis of electronic principles

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area and report/correct all unsafe working conditions

  • Read, use, and interpret measuring devices, gauges, and inspection tools

  • Perform all required necessary preventative maintenance and repairs on equipment

  • Follow safety guidelines and procedures

  • Perform other designated duties as assigned



  • An Associate’s degree or Technical degree, or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years of related experience is a plus

  • Basic knowledge of PLC’s, extrusion, vacuum systems, material transfer, air systems, preventative maintenance, and safety equipment

  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts

  • Ability to work in various weather conditions including the heat


Additional Information:

  • Compensation: The starting hourly rate for this position is $19.00 dollars an hour and up depending on experience.

  • Location: Union, Missouri


Silgan Plastic Food Containers offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, and 401(k) with employer match. If you are interested in a rewarding and challenging career, apply now!