Packaging and Inventory Technician I

Silgan Closures

Silgan Closures

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024


The Packaging and Inventory Technician (PIT) is responsible for covering a variety of duties involving the final packaging and staging of product and storage of finished goods. A PIT I employee must be forklift certified and will transport materials, supplies and product between designated areas on plant grounds. The PIT I employee is responsible for setting up and operating packaging and labeling equipment, making minor repairs, and adjusting machine settings to specifications. The PIT I employee will respond to robot and AGV alarms resolving minor issues. The PIT I employee will prepare cartons for odd size boxes prior to them entering the carton sealer.

B. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Using a fork truck, provides raw material to different locations throughout the production area and also is efficient in pallet put away. Labels pallet and verifies to carton label. Operates stretch wrap machines and delivers final product to warehouse location. Takes out trash, distributes recyclables and operates baler and compactor. Runs inventory report to determine material needs and resolves inventory inaccuracies. Records data accurately into computer. Loads label printers and makes adjustments and minor repairs when necessary. Operates chain hoist to change rolls. Loads boxes, bags and tape onto machine and makes adjustments and minor repairs when necessary. Observes product quality. Regularly cleans pinchers to ensure packaging quality. Identifies conveying issues that cause damaged boxes. Reads and navigates tablet for instruction. Inspects, recharges, and replaces batteries of electric industrial trucks and AGV’s. Manually places or adjusts pallets when needed. Monitors robot settings and responds to alarms. Resolves all AGV alarms and identifies causes. Communicates with team and shift supervisors. Assists other PIT crew members wherever needed. Keeps work area clean and organized. Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

*Complies with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food Safety and HACCP Pre-requisite Programs related to activities performed for this position.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Six to twelve months related experience with fork lifts and/or manufacturing equipment.

Skills and Abilities

Ability to read and comprehend production schedule; Knowledge and understanding of OSHA 1910.178 and ANSI B56.5 (Powered Industrial Trucks and Automated Guided Vehicles). Basic mechanical aptitude. Capable of observing machine functions to understand how they work. Skilled with hand tools such as pliers, wrenches, allen wrenches, screw drivers and other small hand tools. Able to troubleshoot and repair minor mechanical problems as well as identify mechanical wear or functional issues with equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, checklists, operating instructions, and computer screens. Ability to speak effectively with all team members and supervisors.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of ProTraQ.Must be comfortable with wirelessly connected handheld devices (scanners, tablets, key fobs). Ability to navigate and use windows and internet based applications (AGV, robot controls, conveyor controls). Basic computer skills.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current driver's license and Forklift Certification

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is seasonally exposed to cold and warm environment. The noise level in the work environment is both loud and somewhat quiet. Hearing protection is required in designated work areas.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; displays understanding of how job relates to others.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.

Communications - Keeps others adequately informed.

Cooperation - Offers assistance and support to co-workers.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; supports organization's goals and values.

Dependability - Takes responsibility for own actions.

Initiative - Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Resolving all AGV alarms and identifying causes

  • Able to identify conveying issues that cause damaged boxes

  • Troubleshoot and resolve all setup related issues for label printing and placement

  • Consistently assists others in the area that are falling behind

  • Efficient in pallet put away

  • Thorough understanding of inventory system and how to get the information they need to resolve inventory inaccuracies.

  • Minor maintenance and upkeep of the area and equipment.

  • Operates all of the required equipment in an efficient and effective manner. (Uncuffer, Top Sealer, label applicators, Robopac wrappers, conveyors, robotic palletizer, AGVs)

  • Rarely needs outside assistance besides true mechanical or electrical failures.


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.