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Silgan Containers

Silgan Containers

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Join our team as a Manual Machinist!

Starting wage is $29.18/hour + shift differential

Schedule is 5-2-2-5 (12-hour shifts, rotating Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

Day and Night shift positions available

What we offer:

  • Starting pay is $29.18/hour + $1.30 shift differential & opportunities for overtime.

  • Benefits include affordable medical, dental, and vision, vacation/holidays plus many more.

  • Earn up to 2 weeks of vacation after your probationary period.

  • Quality training to further develop you.

  • Room to grow – we promote within.

  • We care about your safety, which means we do what’s needed to protect our employees and that’s reflected in our “Drive to Zero Injuries” initiative results.

  • St. Joe recently hosted the Department of Energy to identify energy savings projects.

What you’ll do:

  • Complete machining tasks from blueprints, written procedures, and verbal instructions

  • Refurbish tooling and die-sets

  • Safely perform and operate manual machine shop equipment creating or modifying metal machine parts

We need you to have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Experience running lathes, precision measuring instruments and other manual shop equipment

  • Ability to learn the use of SPC and to utilize it as a tool for continuous improvement

You’ll love it here if:

  • You are driven by attention to detail and accuracy

  • You want to be mentored by an industry leader

  • You are passionate about continuous improvement in your skill set

Who we are:

  • America's largest metal food packaging producer.

  • A company that strives toward sustainability by reducing our carbon footprint, selecting like-minded suppliers, and providing recyclable products.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.