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Sonoco Beecher Production Associate in Beecher, Illinois

You will like working for us as we have amazing people and a highly collaborative culture. Global success hasn’t changed our tight-knit feel – we’ve simply grown into a larger, more diverse family. We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company – it truly is a special place.

While reporting to the Plant Manager, you will be responsible for manufacturing polyethylene parts using rotational molding machinery. Excellent attendance is crucial for the team to achieve success. You will have the ability to work with various teams and have a good problem-solving ability. You will take pride in your personal hands-on and analytical abilities, organization skills, and attention to detail.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Following the company procedures and the manufacturer’s recommendations for operating equipment

  • Monitoring the molding machinery, molds and the associated equipment. Immediately reporting to the supervisors any actual or potential problems.

  • Providing day to day maintenance on the molds to insure quality molded parts.

  • Striving to perform efficiently, work to maximize output from the machinery.

  • Maintaining all tools and equipment in optimum working condition.

  • Keeping all jigs, fixtures, and molds clean, waxed and properly adjusted. Report any needed repairs to the supervisor immediately. When a job is completed, thoroughly cleaning all equipment before warehousing.

  • Maintaining good housekeeping practices in the work area.

  • Continually practicing safe operation and handling of all equipment, raw materials

  • Remove small quantities of plastic flashing with hand files, scrapers, or sanders to produce cosmetically appealing and proper fitting parts.

  • Cut, grind and trim a variety of parts, either composite or plastic, as required for proper fit.

  • Prepare parts for further production processes, in particular foaming operations.

  • Assemble parts together with adhesives, bolts, screws, rivets, or other fasteners.

  • Clean products prior to shipping.

  • Use a hand pallet jack to move parts in and out of the area.

This position is in our protective solutions plant in beautiful Beecher, Illinois.

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to print and speak simple sentences. Ability to recognize similarities and differences between words and number series.

  • You must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • You must have the ability to use and accurately read a tape measure

We care about the health and wellness of you and your family. That is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that makes it easier to manage your health and provide financial security for you and your family.

Apply today and help us get stronger!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.4 billion, the Company has 23,000 employees working in approximately 300 operations in 36 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, services and programs for our customers, employees and communities that support our corporate purpose of Better Packaging. Better Life. The Company ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2019 as well as Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies.