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Silgan Containers Corporation Machinist - St. Joe. in SAINT JOSEPH, Missouri

As the result of a strike we are hiring at Silgan Containers! We are the nation's leading manufacturer of steel and aluminum cans for use with human and pet foods - the country needs us more than ever during the pandemic. Starting wage of $27.21/hr. We provide a broad range of benefits. New hires will be considered to be "permanent replacements" for the strikers, and employment is "at will".

Join the team that makes the packaging the most prestigious food companies rely on to safely deliver and protect foods’ nutrition and quality.

Position Summary:

Within a team environment, perform the functions of a skilled Machinist/Tool and Die maker capable of operating all necessary machine shop equipment and applicable measuring instruments pursuant to the fabrication of tooling/dies and associated equipment while adhering to strict manufacturing tolerances (+/- 0.0001") essential to the quality performance of the operations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintenance and overhaul of all gearboxes, pumps and other production equipment.

  • Measure/make calculations for raw material requirements, select tooling/equipment and appropriate jigs and fixtures and their setups.

  • Maintain inventory information and cause the adequate resupply of Machine Shop tooling and raw materials as necessary.

  • Catalog, organize and issue all production tooling.

  • Responsible for housekeeping in maintenance and General shop, as well as areas where work has been performed in the production area.

  • Assist all production and electrical/mechanical personnel as needed.

  • Operate mobile equipment, including forklifts, lifts, and booms to assist with all production work.

  • Adhere to all safety regulations, guidelines, JSA's, policies, procedures, and/or directives. Employ safe work habits at all times. Report any hazards to supervision without delay. Exercise proper care and protection of company property.

  • Must have good trouble shooting skills, ability to diagnose and complete repairs in emergency situations.

  • Must be able to take direction as well as be self-motivated and work alone.

  • Perform other duties as directed by supervision.

Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent; Two-Year Trade School required without minimum manufacturing experienceExperience: Five years machinist/tool and die experience; Will consider a Two-Year Technical degreeRequired Skills:

  • Extensive experience working with: manual and numerical control lathes and mills, inside and outside diameter grinders, surface grinders, drill presses, saws, tooling, various power and hand tools, engineering drawings/sketches, micrometers, dial indicators and other precision measuring instruments.

  • Ability to execute machining tasks and other work from engineering drawing, written procedures, and/or verbal instructions.

  • Ability to read blueprints and drawings, handbook specifications, equipment manuals, parts lists and other material related to the trade.

  • Demonstrate necessary mathematical ability regarding fractions, decimals, complex angles and radii.

  • Plant runs 24/7 working 12 hour shifts, openings on days and nights.

Physical Requirements: Ability to kneel, stoop, crawl, squat and stand for extended periods of time while performing job duties (up to 12-hours a day). Ability to push, pull, bend, climb, walk, and lift on a continuous basis (up to 12-hours a day). Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds overhead on an occasional basis. Possess excellent hand-eye coordination, adequate dexterity and strength in order to maintain and operate equipment. Ability to distinguish through the use of audio, visual, olfactory, and tactile senses when the equipment is properly operating. Required to wear personal protection equipment. Work Environment: High noise levels, vibrations, varying atmospheric conditions and temperatures, hazardous chemicals.

Requisition ID: 11035