Utility Operator

For over a century, American Packaging Corporation (APC) has been a leading flexible packaging converter for customers throughout North America. We nurture our employees by providing competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401(k) plans and tuition reimbursement programs. These are just a few reasons why we were named a “Best of the Best” in the Best Workplaces in the Americas awards for 12 years in a row. APC’s longstanding success is fueled from the inside out, and we consistently seek to improve our internal operations to propel that success into the future.

SUMMARY: Assists Slitting Machine Operator by performing the following duties. May also assist in other areas of the Finishing department or plant as needed.

As an American Packaging Corp. employee you can enjoy all of the following benefits:

Dean Health (3 Deductibles to choose from)
HSA w/employer contribution
Dental – employer paid
Vision – employer paid
Short term disability – employer paid
Long term disability – employer paid
FSA – health and/or childcare
Paid holidays – 11
PTO – 104 hours (prorated based on hire date)
Life – 2x annual salary – employer paid
Voluntary Life and Supplemental Insurance Plans
401(k) – generous employer match
Local Area Fitness Club Discounts


Assists with positioning a roll of material at rear (unwind) of machine.
Reads and understands customer specifications for jobs being run.
Cuts cores for finished rolls using automatic core cutter.
Prepares palletizing materials by making patterns, cutting inserts, cutting v-boards, etc. These duties may require the use of hand tools.
Stacks slit rolls onto pallets, either manually or by use of a hoist.
Uses stretch wrap machine to wrap finished pallets.
Cleans work area, machines, tools, and equipment. This includes AIB cleaning.
Actively participates in safety programs and makes safety observations. Follows plant safety rules.
Trains new employees as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Previous manufacturing experience preferred.


Food Safety Training, consisting of the GMP/PPE/Food Safety Policy, HACCP Plan and SQF System is provided to all personnel at the time of hiring. Refresher training is completed annually, based on the anniversary month of the employee’s date of hire. Completion of this training is a condition of employment.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Such instances are rare as employees have specific instruction on approved/unapproved lifts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

American Packaging Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. American Packaging Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at [email protected].