Process Technician
Amcor Rigid Plastics - Manchester, MI

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POSITION : Process Technician

REPORTS TO : ADP Group Coordinator

LOCATION : Ann Arbor Area

Amcor is the world's largest publicly traded packaging company; a market and innovation leader adding value to the world’s most recognizable brands.
  • Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), our fiscal year 2012 revenues match companies in the top half of the U.S. Fortune 500.
  • We are a global leader in rigid plastic packaging, the #1 supplier of flexibles in the Global Healthcare, European Food and Asia Pacific Markets, and the #1 supplier of metal and glass packaging in Australia.
  • We operate in over 40 countries and employ 33,000+ associates.
  • With corporate offices in Australia, the United States, Europe, and Asia we offer a world of opportunities to motivated individuals interested in broadening their horizons.
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Position Summary

Responsible for developing and executing best processes for blow molding, injection, extrusion (EBM) platforms and container packing in support of development activities for multiple products. Assist the Manchester R&D team, the Corporate Quality team, Commercial teams and all production facilities in the development of containers that meet or exceed both customer and company requirements.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Follows all established safety rules and guidelines as outlined in the Employee Handbook, and, in accordance with the various safety-related programs. Understands and communicates all hazards and safety issues to co-workers and managers/supervisors. Properly uses all personal protective equipment.
  • Knows and practices safe and proper procedures specifically related to the operation of blow molding, injection, EBM platforms and container packing.
  • Optimizes the use of equipment platforms to ensure continued production of the best possible container samples.
  • Verifies and documents container quality through defined inspection and testing protocols.
  • Documents all process, tooling, and machine parameters relevant to the production of container samples.
  • Clearly identifies and communicates limitations or issues that may impair or prevent the production of container samples.
  • Pursues training related to machine platforms, systems, processes, and materials.
  • Understands and maintains housekeeping of all assigned areas.
  • Assists in continuous improvement of plant operations.
  • Assists with writing policies and procedures.
  • Meets timelines and delivers on aggressive schedule and work assignments.
  • Understands and adheres to standards associated with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), American Institute of Bakers (AIB) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the ADP Group Coordinator.

Essential Functions/Skills
  • Checks and verifies mechanical condition of relevant equipment.
  • Converts machine from one process type to another.
  • Installs standard change parts.
  • Reviews performance requirements.
  • Adjusts process parameters to achieve required performance.
  • Operate machines under supervision.
  • Organizes work in best sequence.
  • Interacts with internal customers regarding container performance and objectives.
  • Follows standardized practices and procedures and carries out instructions in an existing work routine.
  • Consults supervisor on scheduling platforms, go-ahead decisions, direction on preventative maintenance, and purchasing decisions.
  • Knows job function and works to gain both internal and external knowledge of business.
  • Thinks within procedures and specific precedents rather than specific instructions.
  • Requires safety consciousness, accuracy, integrity, interpersonal understanding, teamwork and cooperation, achievement orientation, listening, understanding, and responding.

Education and Experience
  • Requires a minimum 2 years of experience in a development or manufacturing facility, plus, technical discipline certification or equivalent.
  • Fundamental knowledge of properties, processing and performance of polymers, blends and additives, as related to blow molding, injection, EBM platforms and container packing.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Direct experience working in/with advanced development, innovation, or R&D teams preferred.


The position is located in Amcor's Manchester office, just outside Ann Arbor, Michigan; ranked one of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live” in 2011 by Money Magazine. In addition to being the home of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor offers a vibrant night life, summer activities for all ages, and top ranked schools.
  • # 1 Best College Sports Town, 2010 – Forbes
  • #2 “10 Great Cities for Raising Families” – Kiplinger
  • #2 “The 10 Most Educated U.S. Cities” – U.S. News and World Reports
  • #8 on the Best Places for New College Grads, 2012 – the Atlantic

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