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Silgan QA Inspector - 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. Wage rates start at $22.47/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.

SUMMARY: Inspect and test product for dimensional accuracy and defects to verify conformance to company quality standards. Perform periodic audits to ensure established in-process inspection procedures are effective and consistently followed. Record test data and written inspection reports via computer input and confer with production personnel to determine cause of deviations from quantitative standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food Safety, and Quality Programs related to activities performed for this position.

  • Inspects and records findings concerning packaging materials, tinplate, aluminum, slitters, bodymakers, flangers, spray machines, ovens, seamers, testers, scroll shears, presses, curlers, liners, end testers, coater line, litho line and other equipment and material used in the production of the products.

  • Thoroughly inspects product and stops production as required, notifying mechanics and supervision when identifying defective product, while completing all paperwork and records as well as isolating such defective product and properly tagging it.

  • Communicates with team, production staff, maintenance technicians and management staff as required.

  • Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Measures, observes and inspects process and product to ensure product meet quality requirements according to customer specifications.

QUALIFICATIONS – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules drawings, standards, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively verbally communicate with all levels within the plant.

  • Add, subtracts, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Use a computer including simple keyboarding, using a mouse and opening and closing computer applications.

  • Ability to use gauges and instruments associated with the inspection of materials and cans.

Requisition ID: 11039