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Machine Operator


Holyoke, MA, US

REQ ID:  29430

Sealed Air partners with customers to solve their most critical packaging challenges with innovative solutions that leave our world, environment, and communities better than we found them. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands includes Cryovac® food packaging and Bubble Wrap® protective packaging which respectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.7 billion in sales in 2018 and has approximately 15,500 employees who serve customers in 123 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description

Position Summary:

· Extrusion Operators are responsible for the safe operation of plastic extrusion equipment to produce quality product by continual adjustments of gauges that control extruder speed, temperatures, pressures, and winder speeds while also focusing on safety and efficiency.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Knows and adheres to all safety rules and procedures.

· Produce orders to schedule in order to satisfy customer needs and production requirements.

· Perform production execution of product labeling and production entry.

· Complete all required Quality inspections, testing, and documentation.

· Comply with Company standards with regard to housekeeping and 6S on machines and surrounding areas.

· Perform routine preventative maintenance.

· Perform duties of other team members as required during breaks and absences.

· Other duties as assigned.

Job Description Cont.


· High school diploma or equivalent


· 1- 3 years’ experience as a machine operator with knowledge of process equipment, tooling and procedures in order to set up, operate, and maintain equipment work area in a safe, productive manner

· Basic math, reading, computer, and analytical skills.

· High awareness towards safety and ability to analyze and solve production facility problems.

· Able to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team and independently.

· Able to work overtime and on weekends.

Other Requirements:

· College-level courses or trade school preferred.

· Operate cranes, forklift, and other related equipment.

· Basic understanding of Lean and Six Sigma.

Physical Requirements:

· Frequent standing, walking, and bending.

· Pushing, pulling, lifting weights over 30lbs.

· Eye/hand coordination.

· Must be able to routinely work in a “hot room” (up to 110 degrees F at times).

Disclaimer: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).



Requisition id: 29430 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.