Silgan Machine Operator / Technician, (high speed, plastics, automation) in Illinois

Silgan Closures is a renowned supplier of Value-Added closure systems for food and beverage products in North and South America. As the leading global supplier of an extensive range of metal, plastic and composite vacuum holding closures, we can design an easy-to-open, easy-to-reseal and tamper-evident closure with a perfect fit for any container.

We are currently looking for individuals who are interested in learning various manufacturing processes, want a rewarding career in manufacturing and who will ultimately contribute to our success. Ideal candidates will be dependable, safety conscious, problem solvers who pride themselves in doing quality work.

General Responsibilities:

  • Continually monitor the performance of various types of high speed manufacturing machines. (printing, lining, molding, vision, box, bag, pack) and make all adjustments necessary to assure proper product quality. May involve working with automated equipment such as Fanuc robots and AGV's.

  • Verify all material for each line matches Production Schedule.

  • Use a variety of tools and techniques to take measurements on sample closures or raw material and record data into computer system.

  • Perform visual quality checks on closures or packaged product throughout the shift.

  • Monitor control panels and listens to equipment operations to detect jams or malfunctions. Adjusts machine settings when necessary.

  • May require use of forklift to bring material to production lines and move finished goods to warehouse locations.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Must be 18 years old.

  • 1-3 years machine operation in a manufacturing environment or Industrial Technology Certificate or Associates Degree; or combination of both preferred.

  • Fork lift experience a plus. RF Scanner use and computer familiarity preferred.

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 as required.

Work Environment: High noise levels (hearing protection required); climate controlled in most areas;


  • healthcare benefits: medical, dental, prescription, and vision plans

  • Life insurance/accidental death, short term and long term disaibility

  • 401k

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Holidays and Vacation time

Requisition ID: 8833