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Berry Global MACHINE OPERATOR in AURORA, Illinois


Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important.’ With $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2018 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 290 manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents, and employs over 48,000 individuals.

At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit


The Machine Operator meets manufacturing goals in the areas of safety, quality, production and efficiency. Must be able to set up and provide indirect supervision to packers operating multiple production lines.


  • Follows all Company policies regarding safety, quality and attendance. Performs duties in a safe manner and report all observed safety hazards to the Production Supervisor or Production Manager. Must participate in Safety 100 program; turn in one safety card weekly. Must participate in monthly Safety Topic as well as pass monthly assessments.

  • Ensures a quality product through regular quality checks, by reading and verifying line orders and spec sheets. Responds to Packers/Sr. Packers, QA, or other Machine Operators when quality issues arise. Reports any out of spec product to the Team Lead or Production Supervisor immediately.

  • Participates in employee driven teams to address scrap, quality, safety or other production related issues.

  • Maintains a neat and orderly work area; meets plant and department housekeeping standards. May be assigned additional housekeeping responsibilities throughout the plant as needed to maintain a clean and orderly work space.

  • Performs all duties related to start-ups. Threads up equipment with film and draw tape. Using correct gloves and PPE at all times.

  • Performs roll changes when replacing film and/or conducting a product change

  • Change out draw tape spools and know that there are various sized spools.

  • Learn to adjust pinners and help tape pinners in bag machine and draw tape module, clean pinners.

  • Identifies when a bleed/vent slit blades, hole punch claw, seal bar tape, perforation knives, drive belts, or other parts are dirty or worn; replaces seal bar tape with new tape.

  • Notifies Team Lead and/or Production Supervisor when production and/or quality issues arise.

  • Replaces filters on bag winder, bag machine, draw tape module and unwind.

  • Learns the basics of resin: where it comes from, terminology of resin, how to read the silo scales equipment components / functions.

  • Learn terminology used in production process such as FPM (feet per minute); EEF and MEEF and how they are affected, PPLH (pounds per labor hour) and understand how it is impacted.

  • Tracks daily scrap.

  • Learns to operate an electric pallet jack and complete an inspection report

  • Reads travelers and set up all orders within specifications.

  • Troubleshoots assigned equipment.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Job ID 2020-7310

Position Type Regular Full Time

Category Manufacturing