Press Assistant

Amcor Rigid Plastics Usa, Inc. Hagerstown , MD 21746

Posted 1 week ago

Job title: Press Assistant

BG/BU: AFAlFNA, Amcor Flexibles Americas/Flexibles North America

Location: Hagerstown, MD

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Reports to (Title): Shift Supervisor
1.Job Overview

  • Press Assistant will assist the press operator in the set up and running of press in order to produce quality production in a safe and timely manner for lamination, and finishing departments.

  • Their main focuses will be the safety of themselves and their co-workers and helping to produce quality product in a timely manner. They will also learn the operation of press and learn and apply all safety, quality and production procedures. They will work with co-workers in and out of their department to improve safety, quality and production at the facility.
    2.Job Dimensions

  • Support Operations in the Press Department

  • Part of the AF-Hagerstown Operations Team

  • No direct reports
    3.Principal Accountabilities

  • To be aware of, adhere to and help to improve all safety standards and procedures at AF- Hagerstown

  • To be aware of, adhere to and help to improve all quality standards and procedures at AF- Hagerstown

  • To be aware of, adhere to and help to improve all production standards and procedures at AF-Hagerstown

  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills

  • Learn and apply understanding of current operating standards and practices. Willingly learns and applies new standards and practices

  • Willing to learn and apply new skills

  • Able to understand and make accurate measurements. Has a basic, high school-level math skill.

  • Able to read, comprehend and follow verbal or written instructions in English

  • Has basic computer skills

  • Understands and completes all paperwork related to operations

  • Labels and palletizes finished rolls

  • Will acquire and stock all necessary operating supplies and materials for the Finishing equipment

  • Will assist Press Operator with set ups, paperwork and operation of equipment

  • Will train under Finishing operator, Team Lead and Supervisor to learn safe, efficient operation of Finishing equipment and safety, quality and operation processes

  • Will learn and apply knowledge of Quality standards and procedures. Will learn to identify quality defects

  • Will learn and apply knowledge of Work Order specifications

  • Assists with the take down and set up of jobs

  • Cleans plates and cylinders, washes up decks, and sumps, cleaning of anilox rollers

  • Refills and maintains ink supply, and testing ink viscosity

  • Responsible for all press material at machine, film, inks, and plates

  • Completes tasks and helps produce quality product in a timely manner

  • Participates in Continuous Improvement initiatives

  • Works with co-workers and management in a positive and constructive manner
    4.Major challenges & complexities

  • Managing time and effort to safely meet the demands for quality product

  • Working with co-workers in their own and other departments to make our company successful


  • AF-H Press Team

  • AFA Management Team

  • Site Co-workers


  • Other Amcor Facilities

  • Customers
    6.1 Formal Qualifications and Experience

Knowledge and Experience

  • 1 year working in a manufacturing environment preferred

Education and Certifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
    6.2 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Behaviours

Job Specific skills and abilities

  • Basic computer skills

  • Must be able to flex hours in order to support multi-shift operation

  • Ability to stay on task and follow instruction

  • Basic measurement, math, communication, reading and writing skills

  • Ability to understand and apply all Amcor safety, quality and production standards

  • Ability to stand, walk, and lift continuously for up to 12 hours

  • Ability to repeatedly lift up to 40 Ibs without assistance

  • Ability and willingness to drive forklift

  • Must prioritize safety, above all else

About Amcor

Amcor (ASX: AMC; is a global leader in developing and producing high-quality, responsible packaging for a variety of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical-device, home- and personal-care and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains, through a broad range of flexible packaging, containers, cartons, closures and services. The company's 35,000 people generate more than US$9billion in sales from operations that span 200-plus locations in more than 40 countries.

AFA Overview

With 16 plants in the Americas operating in 6 countries, Amcor Flexibles Americas (AFA), a business group of Amcor, is a market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the medical, pharma, personal care, and food markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes Amcor the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions. For more information visit

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Amcor Flexibles - United States is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click on the links "EEO is the Law" Poster and "EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 847-362-9000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


We participate in E-Verify. For more information, please see the E-Verify Participation Poster and Right to Work Poster at the hiring location.

Pay Transparency Policy

Amcor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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