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Machine Operator III

Company: Sonoco Products Co,
Location: Hartselle
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

You will like working for us as we have amazing people and a highly collaborative culture. We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company - Sonoco truly is a special place. Specifically at our Reels Operations we are proud to be a part of the essential and critical supply chain that is supporting our country and local community with vital supplies.

New employees who join our company as Machine Operator III's starting after 3/28/21 will be eligible to receive a hiring retention bonus totaling $500, $200 at 45 days & $300 at 75 days of employment, with successful performance reviews.'

Position: Machine Operator III

Reports to: Production Team Leader

Pay rate: $20/hr Plus Shift Differential of $.75 on 2nd, $1.50 on 3rds.

We have multiple positions to fill on 2nd, and 3rd Shift


These roles perform complete setup and operation of industrial equipment in a Wood Reel manufacturing plant. Machine Operator III's are responsible for either operating 1 piece of equipment, a small grouping of equipment, or supporting a Production Technician to efficiently operate a larger piece of equipment that consists of several processes. The equipment being operated involves cutting, machining, and assembling lumber to produce components to manufacture Wood Reels used to package wire and cable. Common types of equipment used consists of some variation of Industrial saws, routers, nailers, spindles, scanners, stackers and conveying equipment. Product produced can be viewed at

Standard Qualifications:

Be able to setup and operate multiple pieces of equipment in a one piece flow process

Be able to troubleshoot assigned machines and processes

Must have fundamental technical knowledge of electronic sensors, pneumatics, HMI, mathematics, and optimization of cycle time

Perform Operator Maintenance functions and support Preventive Maintenance tasks

Capable of assessing the manufacturing schedule in order to minimize waste and maximize throughput

Able to develop and execute a plan that achieves production goals

Has ability to work in accordance with safety and quality standards

Handles administrative duties in a timely manner, to include accurate/up-to-date documentation

Demonstrates good time management skills

Ability to work collaboratively with all functions within the plant (safety, quality, maintenance & management)

Responsible for general housekeeping (5S) of work area and department

If selected for further consideration, you will be contacted for next steps.

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.

Keywords: Sonoco Products Co,, Huntsville , Machine Operator III, Other , Hartselle, Alabama

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