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Technical Specialist

Company: Trivium Packaging
Location: Blacksburg
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:


Trivium Packaging is a global leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide and employs close to 8,000 people and has annual revenue of approximately $2.7 billion. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care and premium beverages.


Primary Purpose:

Under the direction of the Production / Engineering Manager or Lead person provides support for the repair, maintenance, fabrication or modification of tools or machinery, equipment setup, ring maintenance program, maintaining punches, dies, and ensuring all quality, safety and production goals are met and in compliance with established operating procedures:

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Review equipment performance and work with technicians to take corrective actions.
  • Keep tooling library up to date
  • Fabrication using lathe, drill presses, vertical mills and surface grinder.
  • Disassembles, repairs and assembles press die
  • Repairs/ reworks die tooling as needed
  • Precision measurement of dies
  • Re-orders die parts, tooling and components
  • Designs following engineering drawings when available as well as designing without.
  • Grinding, filing, sharpening, honing, polishing, reaming, broaching, drilling, tapping
  • Perform daily safety checks on shop tools and equipment
  • Using a variety of machine shop equipment shapes steel and other materials into precision forms
  • Drafts readable engineering drawings
  • Inventory of the machine and die shop supplies and order materials as needed
  • While conducting work functions, ensures compliance of all corporate policies and the Occupational Safety and health administration rules (OSHA)
  • Be available for overhaul, maintenance or line assistance
  • 5S and Housekeeping of the shop and office
  • Other duties as assigned by the Plant Engineering Manager

Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English; comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Must be able to use a variety of hand tools including pneumatic and other electrical power tools to repair plant equipment
  • Must have knowledge of working with carbide tooling
  • Must be able to work within 0.0005” tolerance.
  • Must be able to take initiative, follow instructions, work without supervision& manage time
  • Team player with the ability to coordinate work with fellow workers
  • Able to work safely; Has a strong knowledge of safety practices & principles


Education and or Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Tool & Die Maker / shop machinist in a manufacturing environment
  • High School diploma or a GED equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Work experience in Metal Manufacturing

Physical Demands:

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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and work in confined spaces. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision as well as color recognition. Good hand/eye coordination is necessary.


Average Hours Per Week: 40 to 42

Average Hours Per Day: 8 hours or 3 ½ days per week 12 hours


% of the time during the regular workday employee is required to:




As Required




As Required







Reach above shoulders

As Required



Work at heights

As required


As Required


As Required


Lifting Requirements (No Continuous Lifting):

Up to 50 pounds


51-75 pounds


Over 75 pounds

Not Required

(Occasionally 1-33%, Frequently 34-66%)


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is very loud. Employees must wear hearing protection and all other assigned personal protective equipment. Temperature can range from extreme cold (<40 degrees) to extreme heat (>95 degrees).


The atmosphere contains fumes, dust and odors. Exposure to pinch points, cuts, bruises, falls, chemicals that may be toxic and/or explosive and various solvent based coating products. Exposure to some equipment that produces electromagnetic fields may interfere with pacemaker functionality.



Position holder performs tasks of gradually increasing difficulty while developing a skill and level of performance to qualify for progression; Progresses only when ability, skill and proficiency are demonstrated through job performance and work history and the availability of higher level positions





At Trivium, people are the driving force in all our successes by bringing expertise and talent to help us stand out, achieving excellence through their commitment and drive and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement in everything they do. Together, our goal is to be the number one choice for customers seeking sustainable metal packaging solutions.

Trivium Packaging is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Trivium Packaging, Blacksburg , Technical Specialist, Other , Blacksburg, Virginia

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