Can Line Mechanic

Silgan Containers Corporation
Mount Vernon
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Services, performs equipment set up, operates, maintains, adjusts, changes-over and over hauls on the following: Palletizers, roto-feeders, mechanical conveying equipment and associated machinery.

Performs related work assignments, tasks, checks and measurements.

Requires supervisory assistance only in unusual quality or operating problems and has full responsibility for the quality of his product and line efficiency.

Has the skill to properly diagnose mechanical and quality problem, determines the necessary repairs and restores defective equipment back to service with a minimum of delay.

Effectively assists supervision to direct lower bracket support personal in the safe and proper operation of assigned jobs.

Must have basic fabricating, welding and machining skills

Prepares and maintains reports, records, as they relate to production quality and maintenance.

Maintains work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

Performs all duties with regard to safety for self and other employees, while exercising proper care and protection of company property

Must be familiar with the proper use of all hand tools and power tools related to packaging and packaging equipment.

Must be able to use measuring instruments (caliper, micrometers, depth micrometers, etc)

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to: pass specific visual requirements, have depth perception, distinguish basic color shared, distinguish basic colors.Constantly 67% or more: standing, walking, usage of both hands and legs required, must be able to give clear oral communication.Frequently 34-66%: lifting max of 20 lbs, climbing stairs, repetitive twisting or pressure involving wrists or hands, ability for rapid mental/muscular coordination, hear conversations clearly.Occasionally 5-33%: lifting max of 50 lbs, carrying estimate of 20 lbs 10 ft, pulling hand over hand, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, squatting, kneeling, bending, and reaching.Infrequent 0-5%: sitting, lifting max of 75 lbs to 100 lbs, pushing 20 lbs 10 ft, balancing, crawling, and repetitive finger movement.

Working Conditions:

Constantly 67% or more: outside and inside, process heat over 100 F, noise above 85 dba, work with hi-speed machinery.Frequently 34-66%: environmental heat over 95F, heights > 10ft, vibration, dusty conditions, various grease/oil types, working with moving vehicles, work with ladders/scaffolding, work with hands in liquid, and periodically work weekly over 40 hrs.Occasionally 5-33%: environmental heat over 95F, fuel gasses, strong acids/caustics, various metals, and various chemicals.Infrequent 0-5%: work outside, cold below 55 F, dry atmospheric conditions, organic solvents, and work alone (out of sight).

Job Requirements

1. High School Diploma or equivalent.

2. Attain satisfactory score on job related tests.

3. Familiar with the use of hand and power tools used on the job.

4. Ability to read and comprehend blue prints and drawings ,hand books, specifications, equipment manuals, parts lists and other written material associated with the job within a reasonable time.

5. Possesses the necessary hand tools to set up and maintain all can line machinery and associated equipment.

Benefits include:

* Healthcare Benefits - medical, dental, prescription and vision plans

* Sort term disability

* Life Insurance, Pension

* Tuition reimbursement

* Paid holidays and vacation time

This is a full time position with a starting rate of $17.57 per hour. Employees can progress to $18.30 per hour after one year of employment.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.

Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.