Job Details

Individual Sectioning Machine Operator

1131 Arnold Street, United States | Chicago Heights | Full-time

Job Description

The IS Operator will learn the trade of IS Machine Operation. They will perform a variety of tasks over the course of a 4000 hour apprenticeship if not already a Journeyman.


  • Communicate with the Team Lead, Operator, IS Specialist and Shift Supervisor to understand job quality, machine or equipment, and the bottle making process.
  • Use tools and gauges to make quality checks and record information on appropriate documentation.
  • Preforms swabbing on machinery and check machine operation according to established guidelines.
  • Make adjustments or repairs to above processes under the direction of the Journeyman or Specialist.
  • Ability to learn to assist with job changes, mold changes, ring changes, and machine set-up from a stripped machine to quality production.
  • Ensure all safety devices used in the operation of the machines are used.
  • Maintain equipment and working area in clean and organized condition.



  •  High School Diploma or Equivalent.


  • Must be able to understand, read, speak and write in English.
  • Must pass Bennett mechanical and job related testing with a 68% or higher.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform arithmetical calculations including electrical resistance.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand procedures in glass melting process.
  • Demonstrate ability to read and understand gauges, instruments and operate various furnace controls.
  • Demonstrate ability to make adjustments when heating and cooling a furnace.
  • Ability to work regular day shifts and rotating shift when needed (24-7-365)
  • Ability to follow departmental and plant S.O.P.’s.
  • Maintain general housekeeping and 5S.
  • Ability to be on call 24/7

Additional Information


Normal demand of professional level employee including but not limited to: (Code: Occasional- up to 2.5 hours; Frequent – up to 5.5 hours;  Continuous – over 5.5 hours

  • Standing/Walking                                          Occasional
  • Lifting up to 25lbs                                          Occasional
  • Twisting/Bending                                           Occasional                                
  • Stair Climbing                                               Frequent
  • Manual Dexterity 100% during shift              Continuous
  • Near Vision                                                   Requires accurate (20/20) vision
  • Color Vision                                                  Requires minimal color discrimination

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is the global partner for pharmaceutics, biotech, healthcare, and cosmetics with a very broad product range for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging solutions and drug delivery systems. The company is an innovative solution provider from concept to delivery of the end product. Gerresheimer achieves its ambitious goals through a high level of innovative strength, industrial competence and concentration on quality and customer focus. In developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Gerresheimer relies on a comprehensive international network with numerous innovation and production centers in Europe, America and Asia. Gerresheimer produces close to its customers worldwide with around 11,000 employees and generated annual revenues in 2022 of EUR 1.8bn. With its products and solutions, Gerresheimer plays an essential role in people's health and well-being.

Equal rights

All applicants are considered without any regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or membership, or any other legally protected status.

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