American Blending & Filling is a Contract Manufacturing
Company serving the needs of Blend and Fill as well as Secondary
Packaging for companies across the United States. Our customers
include many of the largest consumer product companies in the
personal care, household care, and automotive care markets.
Visual Pak Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visual Pak
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
marital status, age, national origin, disability, medical
condition, pregnancy, gender (orientation or identification),
sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis covered by
federal, state, or local laws. All employment decisions are based
on qualifications, merit, skills, individual performance, and
We are currently seeking several experienced Change
for our 1st Shift, 2nd Shift and
3rd Shift manufacturing operations with a minimum of 2 years
related experience. This position will be located at our
manufacturing facility in Waukegan, Illinois. The open position is
described as follows:
Position Purpose/Summary: The Setup Technician is responsible for
the maintenance of machinery and equipment, to include
troubleshooting machinery errors.
Direct Reports 0
Education: Technical Degree or equivalent educational/military
Experience (years and topics):
1 - 3 yrs. prior Setup/Change-Over Technician experience
Liquid filling Machine experience strongly preferred
Strong mechanical aptitude
Technology/Software (years): Basic computer skills including
Microsoft word & Excel
Communication: Bilingual English/Spanish is helpful.
Strength: Must be able to regularly lift 55 lbs.
Movement: Must be able to stand / walk for an entire eight hour
shift. Occasional bending, crouching, and crawling
Hearing: Must be able to hear and understand work direction in a
loud, distracting environment
Vision: Must be able to judge distance, identify details, and view
computer screen regularly
Travel: None to very limited
Vehicle (own): NA
Tools (own): MUST SUPPLY and use own tools
Technology (own): None
An individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential
duty listed below. The requirements listed are representative of
the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable
accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform these essential functions.
All duties as assigned and the following specific activities.
(enlarge space as needed)
Add, remove and adjust packaging machinery, such as case erector,
bottle sorter, date code machinery, and cappers, to run various
sizes of product and liquid fill packaging production cells.
Troubleshoot machine and auxiliary equipment problems, during
setup/change-over, and make necessary changes to ensure quality and
Organizing change parts and maintaining areas as directed by
management to facilitate rapid changeover protocols.
Promote safety by abiding by all related policies and procedures
and set a good example for others
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
On-going outcome that is measurable (minimum of 3)
Communicate effectively and professionally with employees, at all
levels of the organization, and customers.
Demonstrates critical thinking when troubleshooting machinery.
Displays workplace safety awareness by adhering to company safety
About the Organization
Established in 1982, The Visual Pak Companies is THE source for
contract packaging and manufacturing solutions. Operating daily on
over two million square feet across the United States, our
world-class facilities provide a large spectrum of operations from
product development to distribution.
Our privately held multi-million dollar group of entities each
brings an expertise to supplying high-volume tolling or turnkey
options. Expanding our capabilities has allowed us the capacity to
be a full service operation that sets us apart from other
manufacturing and co-pack companies. As a one-stop-shop, we offer
the complete process from formulating a product to distributing it.
With our own R&D resources we improve quality and ensure that
we adhere to our customers standards.
Our customers include some of the largest consumer product
companies in the household, personal care, automotive and food
markets. We serve to improve quality, reduce cost, increase turn
around, and sustain eco-conscious values.
As a family of companies, we are committed to investing in the
skilled people behind our proven excellence of good strategy and
balanced business models. With our continuous growth and need to
meet high demands, we are always looking for innovative individuals
to join our team!
Liquid Blending & Filling, CPG Packaging, Contract Manufacturing,
Cartoning, Thermoform, Turnkey, Warehouse, Logistic Services,
Distribution, Alcohol, Food Packaging, R & D Development Resources,
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by
- Responsible for adding, removing and adjusting packaging
machinery to run various sizes of product and liquid fill packaging
- Machinery included in scope to include filler adjustments and
setup, case erector, bottle sorter, date code machinery, print and
apply application, capper and torque setup/adjustments, conveyance
equipment, transfer and accumulation equipment
- Working in a team environment alongside mechanics and
sanitation crew this position will be responsible for documenting
the overall setup process and adhering to time standards as set by
- Organizing change parts and maintaining areas as directed by
management to facilitate rapid changeover protocols
- Participate in team based kaizen and continuous improvement
activities focused on reducing overall change over times
- Familiarity with machinery and proper use of tools
- Metric and standard tooling knowledge
- Ability to read and write English
- Good written communication
- Good organizational skills
- Basic mechanical and electrical knowledge
The Visual Pak Companies offers:
- High school diploma or GED
- 2-5 years prior experience in similar position
- Speaks and reads English; bilingual Spanish a plus
We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package
to include paid vacation time/PTO, paid holidays, tuition
reimbursement, health insurance, dental insurance, vision
insurance, short-term and long-term disability and a retirement
American Blending & Filling is a division of The Visual Pak
Companies. Learn more about us online at www.visualpak.com
Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility
of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify,
including your rights and responsibilities, please visit
This position is currently accepting applications.