Assistant Machine Operator I : $13-$15/hr

TemperPack | Richmond, VA

Posted Date 6/30/2022

Job Description

We are seeking an Assistant Machine Operator I to join a core TemperPack team and assist shift leadership and engineers in changing the world one package at a time.  The incumbent will have a hands-on role in operating equipment, loading, unloading and staging raw materials and finished product. This position reports to the Junior Process Engineer, and is based in Richmond, VA. Compensation and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience level.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Operate the creasing, slitting and guillotine section of the panel line and related processes while producing material that meets specifications.
  • Load, unload and stage raw materials and finished product.
  • with the shift leadership or engineer to demonstrate proper techniques and adherence to safety rules including executing a controlled panel line stop in the event of a machine jam.
  • Work alongside shift leadership or engineer to tear down, clean and reassemble the extruder following either a normal or an emergency stop.
  • Assist the Process Engineer or Mechanic in re-assembling and reinserting extruder parts.
  • Maintain area housekeeping and equipment condition as needed to ensure equipment runs safely such as cleaning start up waste on the extruder, clearing jams on the panel line and cleaning blades and rolls.


  • Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Material handling or quality assurance experience preferred.

Education and Certifications: 

  • High School degree or GED.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to work rotating shifts as well as overtime when scheduled.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others and as part of a team.
  • Able to wear PPEs such as, but not limited to, safety glasses, ear plugs, closed toed shoes and overalls for extended periods.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools such as a wrench, screwdriver and scrapper.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with line operators as well as employee not only in manufacturing services, but operations.

TemperPack is a rapidly growing company based in Richmond, Virginia. We design and manufacture innovative, sustainable packaging components for cold-chain shipping of food and pharmaceutical products. The markets we serve have an urgent need for disruptive, sustainable alternatives to replace the wide array of non-sustainable packaging materials conventionally used in the cold-chain, such as Styrofoam coolers. Our aspiration is to provide packaging solutions that customers and end-consumers feel great about using.

Share this job