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Machine Operator 1 – Nicholasville KY – One Step Department – Night Shift


This is a Full-time position in Nicholasville, KY posted April 8, 2021.

Amcor Rigid Packaging

Machine Op I – One-Step – Night Shift

Nicholaville, KY

Basic Function:

Safely and effectively set up and operate machines and related machinery in accordance with production requirements.  Troubleshoot problems to maintain operational efficiency and quality.  Retrieve and record related production data and communicate effectively with coworkers to maintain production flow and respond to changes in production schedule.

Essential Function and Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate all equipment including, but not limited to downstream equipment.

  • Use appropriate computer systems to view production schedule in order to understand what product is running as well as any upcoming tooling changes.

  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise.  Communicate machinery and equipment problems to supervisor and/or maintenance personnel accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Assist appropriate personnel on mold changes and PM’s based on schedule.

  • Enter Process parameters, set cams and adjust air pressures when setting up for a new container after a tooling changeover.

  • Perform daily operator checks and hourly visual checks on product.  Accurately identify quality issues and communicate quality problems/concerns to supervisor and/or appropriate quality personnel.

  • Complete required data collection including: process sheets, process adjustment logs, daily operator checks, housekeeping sheets, partial Gaylord tickets, downtime reports and preform usage logs.

  • Retrieve and utilize container information using Customer Profiles and Quality Data.

  • Communicate with both off-going and oncoming shifts regarding issues relevant to performance.

  • Maintain a safe and clean work area in accordance with Company standards.

  • Follow all GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) as documented in the policy.

  • Follow all established safety rules and guidelines as outlined in the Employee Handbook, and as stated in the various safety-related training programs.  Understand and communicate all hazards and safety issues to the appropriate personnel.  Properly use all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • May perform other assignments at the direction of supervision.

    Reporting Relationship

    This position reports directly to the shift Production Supervisor.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential functions.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform essential functions.

    Education &

    Experience:     High school diploma or equivalent required.  Prior experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.  Previous blow-molding experience is preferred.


    Skills:              Good written and verbal communications skills are required.  Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.  Incumbent must possess effective teamwork and interpersonal skills.


    Skills:              Incumbent must be capable of learning and successfully applying SAP system, CDM Apriso and Customer Profiles.  Must be able to quickly grasp operation of machines and related equipment and possess the ability to troubleshoot problems on such equipment.  Incumbent must be capable of completing levels programs within acceptable time frames.   

– The information contained herin is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibiliites of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.

– We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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