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Machine Operator - Entry Level


Holyoke, MA, US, 01040

REQ ID:  32741

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.8 billion in sales in 2019 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 124 countries. To learn more, visit


Holyoke, MA

Machine Operator- Entry Level

  • Shift- 600 pm to 600 am (12 Hour) Rotating Days
  • This position is eligible to receive $2000.00 Sign-on Bonus! 
  • Healthcare Benefits available on Day ONE!  That’s health, dental, vision, and more! 
  • 401K match! Employees are paid weekly.

Job Description

Operators are responsible for all activities on their machine for their shift.

  • Follow all Safety Procedures
    • Plant Safety Procedures
    • HIRA= Hazard Identification Risk Analysis
    • Lockout/Tagout
    • 5S/Housekeeping
  • Read and follow production schedules and notes
    • Decipher 40-character material description code
    • Determine previously produced quantities and quantity remaining to be produced
    • Read and follow additional production notes on schedule (English)

Job Description (cont.)

  • Maintain Raw Material and WIP inventories and communicate issues
    • Accurate product identification and cycle counting
    • Timely and good communication skills with other production personnel and plant management
  • Machine Set-up
    • Select the correct materials for the scheduled production
    • Decipher 40-character SAP material description
  • Machine Operation
    • Operators need to operate computer and machine setting controls
    • Produce the correct quality products at the standard rate or better

Job Description (cont.)

  • Machine Shutdown
    • Perform housekeeping and return unused materials to their appropriate stocking locations
    • Packaging
    • Correctly label and bag finished goods
    • Correctly and neatly stack rolls in the storage area
    • Preventative Maintenance
    • Perform shift and weekly pm
    • Use WD40, Citrus Clean and various oils, grease and lubricants

Job Description (cont.)

  • Machine Shutdown
    • Quality Testing
    • Perform quality testing during first product inspection and hourly
    • Measure and record production parameters and material density
    • Production and Quality Recording
    • Accurately complete all production and quality forms and logs
    • Turn in all forms to the correct locations/personnel


  • 1+ year of experience
  • Operators need to demonstrate mechanical aptitude and computer entry skills.
  • Operators need to be able to understand and follow English based instructions, schedules, and safety documentation.
  • Operators need to be able to read a tape measure/ruler.


Education Requirements:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent


Physical Requirements:

  • Operators need to be able to stand for 7 ½ hours
  • Manually lift package rolls weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Manually lift scrap material weighing up to 50 lbs for disposal
  • Manually lift materials onto a 4” high pallet
  • Operate a powered forklift to retrieve and return raw materials and finished goods.

Total Rewards

Starting your first day, Sealed Air offers our employees a comprehensive Total Rewards package with Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision), Wellness Programs, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits (401k matching program), Profit Sharing and other perks such as:

  • Competitive PTO that increases with tenure
  • Legal Plan coverage & Identity Theft Protection
  • 10 paid Company Holidays
  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • Unused Sick Time Payout of 100%
  • Pet Insurance
  • Health Savings Account – including HSA contributions and wellness incentives
  • Recognition Program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Educational Assistance
  • Company Paid Paternity Leave
  • Scholarship Award Program
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Requisition id: 32741 

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.



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.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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