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Machine Operator

Company: Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc.
Location: Hanover
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

CROWN Cork & Seal USA, Inc., a wholly owned company of Crown Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. At Crown, we are passionate about helping our customers build their brands and connect with consumers around the world. We do this by delivering innovative packaging that offers significant value for brand owners, retailers and consumers alike. With operations in 47 countries employing over 33,000 people and net sales of over $11 billion, we are uniquely positioned to bring best practices in quality and manufacturing to our customers to drive their businesses locally and globally. Sustaining a leadership position requires us to build a team of highly talented, dedicated and driven individuals.

Division Overview:
Crown's Food Division is one of the leading manufacturer of food cans in the world. Our complete array of food packaging serves a variety of markets, including fruit, vegetables, dairy, fish, meat, ready meals, pet food, infant milk powder and other dry food products. We offer a wide selection of food cans from round to bowl as well as shaped cans. We truly focus on excellence. Here is your chance to join the Crown Food Division.

Plant 37 is located in Hanover, PA. The Plant manufactures 2-piece and 3-piece steel cans for the food industry, working both continuous and conventional shifts. There are approximately 85 employees at the Hanover location. The Plant is located on Route 194 in York County and is in close proximity to Gettysburg PA, York PA and the Maryland border.


Position Overview:
The Machine Operator, reporting directly to the Manufacturing Supervisor, is responsible for the safe and proper application of lacquer spray coating to the inside of the can in compliance with quality control specifications. They have primary control of the processing of cans from the point of infeeding cans into the conveying above the spray machines, until the reach ovens.

Duties And Responsibilities:
The LSM Operator's responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

Safety first attitude to work effectively in a team environment
Monitor the following items, including but not limited to, continuously throughout the shift; clean canworks
overall quality of cans
pressure of spray coatings
temperature of spray coatings

Complete and record required process control checks, using appropriate computer systems or paper documentation, including but not limited to; Metal can exposure of cans
Weight of lacquer on inside of cans
Film weight distribution

Maintain cleanliness of machines, including but not limited to; spray nozzles, turret wheels, lacquer overspray boxes, machine exterior and general work area.
Follow all safety procedures and PPE requirements.
Perform routine maintenance, including setting of guns, nozzles, can guides and spray delay.
Perform preventative maintenance which includes the replacement of drive and conveyor belts to the oven, tips, rails, guns, lacquer, and vacuum filters.
Follow proper material handling procedures, which includes proper disposal of waste lacquer and labeling of waste barrels.
Perform equipment set-up evaluations on LMSs after adjustment or changes to machines are completed.
Monitor and assist other production processes on the Back End to ensure a constant flow of cans into and through the LSM process
Performs other job-related duties as required or assigned

Minimum Requirements

Manufacturing experience
Basic computer skills
Must be available to work alternate shift schedules based on business need - overtime may be required.

Preferred Requirements

High School Education/GED
Basic mechanical skills
Previous manufacturing experience
Knowledge of all OSHA related training in a manufacturing environment.
Able to work with strong attention to detail, follow detailed instructions, establish and maintain high level of organization and quality
6S Training
GMP and Food Safety knowledge and/or previous experience

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and may be required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
The team member may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Ability to sit and/or stand for 8-12-hour shifts
Specific vision abilities required by this job include; close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus

Working Conditions

Generally, works in a plant environment
While performing the duties of this job, the team member will be exposed to light lifting, warehouse forklift traffic
Team member may be exposed to a wide range of temperatures
Production noise level is frequently loud


Crown offers competitive pay, comprehensive benefits including free Company paid health insurance for employees as well as Company matched 401(k) and active hourly Pension Plan.


Keywords: Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc., Frederick , Machine Operator, Other , Hanover, Maryland

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