Assistant Machine Operator - New Lenox, IL

New Lenox / Illinois / United States

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Assistant Machine Operator - New Lenox, IL

2251 Berens Dr
New Lenox, Illinois, 60451
United States

The opportunity:

 We are currently seeking nighttime shift Assistant Machine Operators/ General Laborer for our New Lenox, IL. Starting Pay: $17.65/hr + Full benefits after 30days of employment + OT Pay.  Primary duties include safely performing a wide range of tasks that include stacking product, conducting quality checks, material set-up, and maintaining a clean and organized work space.    The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to working safe, demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, a strong desire to learn manufacturing processes and operating complex machinery and have a desire to advance within the company.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Contribute to a collaborative safety culture that drives results.
  • Utilize problem solving skills, to maintain seamless production.
  • Provide quality products to ensure an exceptional customer service experience.

What you need to succeed: 

  • Manufacturing experience (preferred) however not required - full training provided.
  • Ability to operate various manufacturing equipment, follow specific direction, operate power hand tools, and other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain a clean work environment. Ability to read a tape measure, basic math, and computer skills.
  • Ability to work safely and comply with all safety regulations. Ability to lift, push or pull 50lbs, navigate stairs, stand, walk, bend, and kneel throughout the entire shift.
  • Required to work daily overtime, weekend work and various shifts depending on position.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Military training and or Technical School preferred

What we offer:

  • An alternative work schedule which that is 4 days a week:
    • 1st shift - 7:00am to 7:00pm
    • 2nd shift - 2 days on 7:00am-7:00pm and 2 days  on 7:00pm-7:00am
    • 3rd shift 7:00pm to 7:00am.  We are looking for either 2nd or 3rd shift candidates. (Must be available for both shifts!) 
  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work 





 WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 

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