Operator Technician (NIGHTS)

Job ID:  38558

Roanoke, VA, US

Education Level:  High-School Diploma
Location Type:  On-site
Talent Area:  Production/Technicians

Come be a part of an innovative, environmentally conscious, team-oriented culture producing sustainable packaging in a state-of-the-art facility in Roanoke, VA. Trivium Packaging empouwers our people to deliver infinitely recyclable packaging that exceeds expectations in promoting and protecting our global partners' brands.


Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Operations Team Lead and/or general supervision, the operator technician is responsible for the safe and efficient operations of the company’s equipment within prescribed specifications which satisfies the customer requirements of quality, cost, and time, using the most economical means and complying with all legal requirements.


Job Duties

  • Comply with safety policies and practices and participate in the plant Safety Program, reporting any and all incidents that occur or could have occurred (near miss).
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment for self, team members, and equipment through daily 5S, housekeeping activities and vehicle safety checks.
  • Adhere to quality standards and procedures supporting the positive release program and promoting quality within the operation.
  • Inspect manufactured product and follow quality protocol when defects are discovered. Adjust machines accordingly to minimize defects and record results by completing reports, summarizing re-works and wastes and inputting data into quality database.
  • Monitor, maintain and adjust machines during continuous production to prevent machine stoppages and minimize waste.
  • Use and read measuring and quality inspection devices as required.
  • Complete charting and document production activities as required to meet or exceed quality standards.
  • Work with team members to make recommendations for process improvements.
  • Support continuous improvement teams that will drive out waste and reduce operation costs.
  • Understand and ensure compliance of all policies and procedures such as the BRC Food Safety Policy, GMP’s, HACCP Principle, ISO14001 and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules while completing work tasks.
  • Participate in the development of SOP’s and work instructions as required.
  • Operate and/or work around highly automated systems including robotic equipment.
  • Understand and operate multiple production machines at a time to safely produce a sound quality product and ensure overall equipment effectiveness in accordance with established standards and guidelines.
  • Perform and accurately document daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks.
  • Assist in trial runs (SMA’s). Assist with machinery installs, overhauls and/or upgrades as needed.
  • Forklift operations as required.
  • Provide break relief as needed.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • 2+ years experience in high volume manufacturing preferred
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess excellent teamwork abilities, organizational skills, and problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Basic computer & math skills needed to be able to read and interpret drawings, review specifications, review work instructions and report line performance.
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work all shifts including 8 or 12-hour shifts, daylight, and off-shifts as well as weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed.
  • Ability to adapt to changing initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of measuring devices.


Starting Pay: $22.00/hour


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of their job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, hear and use hands and fingers to handle and feel. The team member is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The team member may occasionally be required to work in non-permit required confined spaces, unless otherwise trained. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds. There is no continual lifting. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision as well as color recognition. Good hand/eye coordination is necessary.


To reach our goals, we know we need colleagues at all levels who are truly diverse in every way. That’s why we are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people and It’s business critical for us to ensure all our people have what they need to perform at their best and can be their true selves at work.