Production Associate


Reference #: JR-134721
Position: Production Associate
Location: Horsham, PA
Wage: $23.48/hr
Shift: : 12-hour shift 3/4/4/3 Schedule
Must be able to work Nights and Days

From a small family business to a multi-billion dollar global company, Sonoco has been changing the face of products and packaging since 1899 – all while keeping the heart of “People Build Businesses” alive. Our talented people are at the core of our growth, constantly reinventing the Sonoco wheel with brilliant solutions every year. Today we are a world leader in global packaging solutions with diversified operations in over 34 countries. Were extremely proud of our portfolio of brands, our achievements in sustainability and industrialization and the groundbreaking work accomplished by our people.

While reporting directly to the Shift Supervisor, the following job description outlines the essential functions of each level of role within the production department. The following lists are not exhaustive, and the employee in each of these roles is expected to assume any and all duties assigned by management irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in the following.

What Youll Be Doing:
Complies with established job safety practices, policies, and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for safe performance of the work assignment.
Supports and follows the guidelines of the food safety system.
Operates all machinery on the assembly line and maintains a steady flow of product.
Assists mechanic on changeovers and performs maintenance throughout the assembly line.
Inspects product throughout the shift and notifies the mechanic or shift production supervisor of any quality defects.
Feeds raw material into feeder.
Responsible for lubricating production equipment on a routine schedule.
Responsible for keeping work area and machinery clean and safe.
Threads copper wire through machine as needed to maintain production.
Keeps assembly line clear of all jams and restarts machinery as needed.
Relieves elevators of jams and restarts flow of production as required.
Provides assistance to the assembly line mechanic as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the shift production supervisor.
Responsible for keeping count of plates, ends, etc.
Responsible for timeliness of all QA checks, crushes, panels, ERs, etc.
Initiates, reviews, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company. Includes ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.
Required to work assigned schedule or 12-hour shifts, rotating days and nights, Monday through Sunday, working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.
Regular and predictable attendance is required between the assigned start and end times of work.
Maintains an awareness and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.
Communicates with the emergency coordinator (EC) or Environmental Focal Point/Environmental Manager (EFP/EM) regarding environmental management activities.

Wed love to hear from you if:
Ability to operate and detect problems with assembly machinery.
Ability to visually inspect cans as they are produced.
Ability to safely operate a lift truck and obtain a license.
Ability to effectively instruct and train other employees.
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.
Must be able to organize, plan, and prioritize.
Ability to meet deadlines and to concentrate and pay attention to detail.
Must have sufficient e durance to perform tasks over long periods of time.
Must have strong interpersonal skills.

At Sonoco Products Company, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive pay and benefits. Benefits listed below are for employees located in the U.S. Specific benefits and wellbeing programs may vary depending on your location (within the U.S. or global), or if you are a union employee.
Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents, including FSA and HSA options
401(k) retirement plan with company match
Wellbeing tools and resources to support holistic health, including an Employee Assistance Program with a variety of services
Paid time off and holidays to recreate, rejuvenate and care for the health of yourself and family
Variety of company paid and voluntary employee-paid insurance plans including life, personal accident, and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement

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.

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