Manufacturing / Maintenance Plastic Molding

Silgan Containers Corporation New Castle, PA
Silgan Closures, New Castle Plant, is a major producer of plastic closures for the water, juice and dairy industry. Silgan is searching for an experienced energetic maintenance employee to join their team. Silgan offers 40 hours per week, full benefits after 60 days, 2 weeks vacation from date of hire and a culture that thrives on team work, quality and safety.

Basic Purpose

Install new equipment and molds, perform preventative maintenance, and provide needed service to machines and molds so to remain operational and provide product that meets both customer and company standard.

Essential Functions

Responsible for all machine preventative maintenance and repair to ensure operational efficiency. This includes the hydraulics systems, basic electric systems and PLC trouble shooting and programming. Responsibility also includes recognizing, reacting and adjusting machinery independently when needed to maintain proper machine efficiencies Recognize and react to process problems in a timely matter so to minimize non-conformances. Monitor materials to insure correct amounts are available throughout the shift. Responsible for minimization of scrap produced and machine downtime in color changes. Ensure maximum use of regrind. Perform preventative/routine maintenance on mechanical, hydraulic, and electric equipment and molds to ensure that products produced are of the highest quality. Disassemble, clean and reassemble equipment and molds according to instructions. Monitor cleanliness of floor; inspect machinery and surrounding fixtures regularly for oil leaks, grease, or residue. Responsible for care and cleanliness of presses. Report any food safety and quality problems or concerns to the Plant Quality Manager. Identify mixed materials, products, or colors and react quickly to correct the problem. Verify that bins, boxes, and skids have been correctly identified.

Additional Responsibilities

Correspond and verbally communicate in a professional manner with vendors and other Plastic Closures personnel. Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and procedures. Represent Silgan Closures in a professional manner, with a high degree of respect for existing and potential customers. Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or general education degree (GED). Minimum of two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in manufacturing environment. Experience with injection/compression molding preferred. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and to speak effectively before small groups. Ability to add, subtract multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to define problems collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Must possess attention to detail and be able to demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness. Knowledge of basic computer skills.

Physical Requirements

Periods of standing over 2/3 of time spent on the job. Walking, reaching, talking/hearing, and climbing/balancing 1/3 to 2/3 of time spent on the job. Using hands to finger, handle, or feel over 2/3 of time spent on the job. Periods of lifting/carrying under 1/3 of time spent on the job with occasional lifting/carrying of up to 50 pounds. Periods of stooping/kneeling/bending under 1/3 of time spent on the job. Vision requirement includes close vision, depth perception, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Heavy physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature under general supervision in which occasionally work is checked while in progress and work is reviewed upon completion. Outdoors and indoor shop environment with adequate ventilation and exposure to noise levels at or above 85 decibels, for which Personal Protective Equipment is provided. Production environment contains high voltage electrical devices. Some work spaces may be awkward and/or confining. Periods of working above ground level where the possibility of falling exists (i.e. on ladders or scaffolding at heights above 20 feet)


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.