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Operator Technician

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.


The information on this job description indicates only the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of personnel so classified. Minor changes in work assignment will not necessitate revision of this document.



The Operator Technician will maintain and operate DWI, 3 Piece, or Sanitary End equipment in the assigned department. The position is responsible for maintaining optimum levels of production efficiency, spoilage and quality levels while working in a safe manner and complying with all Safety and Quality procedures.


Essential Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Perform daily / department Safety checks to insure safe work habits exist and correct hazards
  • Production equipment operation
  • Production and quality assurance checks and documentation
  • Dimensional and visual quality checks
  • Machinery overhauls and upgrades
  • Maintenance of can, end making, and auxiliary equipment
  • Assisting in trial runs (SMA’s)
  • Installation of new equipment
  • 5S/Housekeeping
  • LSS (Lean Six Sigma) Projects
  • Work with all Team members to make recommendations for process improvements.
  • Conduct inventory of materials to ensure sufficient stock to maintain operations.
  • Be available for call-outs in cases of emergencies and breakdowns.
  • Forklift operation
  • Sorting defective product
  • Packing and Packaging support at Palletizer systems
  • Problem resolution
  • Break Relief
  • All other duties as assigned by Management



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:


  • Ability to operate equipment safely.
  • Working knowledge of measuring devices
  • Safe work history
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with good communication skills
  • Demonstrates attention to details
  • Proven problem-solving experience
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Experience in/ability to complete Safety, Quality and Production documentation
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret written documentation
  • Ability to operate a computer
  • Mechanical aptitude with Electrical knowledge a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Must be team oriented with good energy and initiative
  • Ability to work any shift including 12 hour shifts, weekend shifts, holidays, etc.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Prefer mechanical experience in a manufacturing / industrial environment
  • Maintenance mechanic or technical production training certification preferred
  • High School diploma or GED


Computer Skills:

Basic skills


Other Skills and Abilities:

Employee must be punctual and reliable.

Availability to work variety of shifts, including weekends and holidays Able to work in TEAM environments and self-directed.


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. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and frequently lift 1-50 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.

Occasionally 1-33%, Frequently 34-66%, and Continuously 67-100% of the time.


Average hours per week:                                       40 or 36/48 alternating Usual Shift worked is:                                8 or 12 hours


Time during the normal work day, the employee is required to:



















5% (90-180 degrees)

Reach above shoulders


Work at heights



This position requires ability to lift:


Up to 15 lbs                             Frequently

16-30 lbs                                 Occasionally

31-50 lbs                                 Occasionally

51-75  lbs                                Occasionally

76-100 lbs                               Occasionally

Over 100 lbs                           Not required


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.


Special Hazards:

Mechanical and electrical from machinery.

Exposure to pinch points, cuts, burns, metal dust and slivers. Daily work with chemicals that are toxic and explosive.


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 , Operator Technician, Other , Blacksburg, Virginia

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