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Utility Operator

Company: Trivium Packaging
Location: Bloomsburg
Posted on: October 13, 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.


Role Description:

Under the direction of the Operations Team Leader, and/or general supervision is responsible for safe and efficient operations as well as assist with maintaining equipment in a manner that provides for a sound quality product.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Comply with safety policies and practices and participate in the plant Safety Program.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment for self and all team members and equipment through daily maintenance, 5S, and housekeeping activities.
  • Adhere to quality standards and procedures, supporting the positive release program and promoting quality within the operation.
  • Participates, collaborates, and complies with all company maintenance programs and practices.
  • Provide accurate reporting of safety, production, efficiency, quality, and potential problem areas to operate the department in an efficient and productive manner.
  • Maintain supply of cans & ends through safe operation of can/end-making equipment, palletizing and de-palletizing, and sorting/isolation of defective product.
  • Assist with maintaining continuous flow of material for production equipment/processes.
  • Assist with warehousing finished product and palletize areas.
  • Assist in the movement of machinery and the occasional removal of jammed pallets.
  • Support LSS (Lean Six Sigma) that will drive continuous improvement in plant Safety and Operations.
  • Work with team members to make recommendations for process improvements.
  • Perform various jobs of responsibility on a rotational basis.
  • Shall understand the BRC Food Safety Policy, GMP’s, HACCP Principle and BRC Food Safety Standard.
  • Forklift operations as required.
  • Provide relief to personnel as necessary.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including maintenance practices
  • Ability to determine the kinds of tools and equipment needed to do a job
  • Ability to read/watch gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly
  • Ability to safely and efficiently operate a forklift
  • Basic computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others with a positive “can do” attitude and maintain a safe, cohesive work environment
  • Possess the ability to teach, train, and facilitate job tasks
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year of experience in high volume manufacturing
  • Ability to work all shifts including 8 or 12-hour shifts, daylight and off-shifts as well as weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • Mechanical aptitude (preferred)
  • Work experience in metal manufacturing (preferred)
  • Certified forklift operator (preferred)
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing practices (preferred)

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 of hands to finger, handle, feel, talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds with occasionally lifting or moving up to 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision as well as color recognition.


Average hours per week:       40 or 36/48 alternating

Usual Shift worked is:             8 or 12 hours

Time during the normal work day, the team member may be required to:

Stand                         60%

Sit                                    5%

Walk                          30%

Lift                                   60%

Twist                          5%

Squat                              1%

Crawl                         1%

Climb                              2%

Bend (90-180 degrees)                                    5%

Reach above shoulders         6%

Work at heights        1%


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


This position requires ability to lift:

Up to 15 lbs... Frequently

16-30 lbs........ Frequently

31-50 lbs........ Frequently

51-75 lbs........ Occasionally

76-100 lbs..... Seldom

Over 100 lbs. Is not required


Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud outside of the office area.  Employees must wear hearing protection and all other assigned Personal Protective Equipment.  Temperature can range from extreme cold (<40 degrees) to extreme heat (>90 degrees).  The atmosphere contains fumes, dust and odors.


Performance Competencies:

Teamwork/Building Teamwork – Trust & Integrity – Excellence - Concern for Safety & Environment – Service Orientation – Results Orientation – Attention to Communication – Edge – Concern for Quality – Continuous Improvement – Development of People – Interpersonal Awareness


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, Scranton , Utility Operator, Other , Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

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