General Labor - 3rd Shift (2200 - 0600) - (12039)

Stability.  Innovation.  Industry Leader - We are Silgan. 

General Labor located in Oconomowoc, WI

Working for Silgan Containers’ will be the BEST decision you make!

Silgan Containers is the largest provider of metal food packaging in the United States. Trusted by America’s most respected brands, our reputation is based on a foundation of quality, excellence, and unsurpassed technical expertise. We pride ourselves on being a solution-based partner to our customers and work hard to earn their business every day.

Launch your career today with the industry leader!  As a leader in the food packaging industry, and Americas largest metal food packaging producer, we are a crucial part of the food supply chain. Silgan Containers is continuing production and helping to keep our food supply chain flowing. In this role, General Labor employees will gain training of production lines, supporting equipment, and quality standards. Through a job rotation, General Labor employees will be trained as a Palletizer, Lift Truck Operator, and End Packaging Operator, as well as other plant positions.

Pay rate starts at $20.72/hr, plus $0.40/hr shift premium.  Employee will receive $0.50 increases every 90 days until pay reaches $23.49/hr, plus $0.40 shift premium.  This position will be for 2nd shift, working 10:00 pm - 6:00 am.  Training will occur on 1st shift (6:00 am - 2:00 pm for 6 - 8 weeks).

Position Summary:

Perform general labor functions within a high-speed metal container manufacturing plant.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Perform general labor functions, to include performing various clean-up tasks, end-sorting or plate-sorting activities, relieve other operations and complete necessary paperwork for proper documentation, while following all safety and quality procedures.
  • Perform machine operator functions to include feeding materials into and operating semi-automatic equipment.
  • Perform palletizer operator functions to include operation of semi-automatic equipment to stack finished product on pallets.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management.
  • Able to work any shift and on weekends.

Job Requirements

Required Skills: 

  • Read, write and comprehend at a high school level.
  • Ability to follow instructions and be a team player.
  • Must be reliable and safety-oriented.

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus.

Working Conditions:

Constantly 67% or more: outside and inside, process heat over 100 F, noise above 85 dba, work with hi-speed machinery. Frequently 34-66%: environmental heat over 95F, heights > 10ft, vibration, dusty conditions, various grease/oil types, working with moving vehicles, work with ladders/scaffolding, work with hands in liquid, and periodically work weekly over 40 hrs. Occasionally 5-33%: environmental heat over 95F, fuel gasses, strong acids/caustics, various metals, and various chemicals. Infrequent 0-5%: work outside, cold below 55 F, dry atmospheric conditions, organic solvents, and work alone (out of sight).

Must be able to: pass specific visual requirements, have depth perception, distinguish basic color shared, distinguish basic colors. Constantly 67% or more: standing, walking, usage of both hands and legs required, must be able to give clear oral communication. Frequently 34-66%: lifting max of 20 lbs, climbing stairs, repetitive twisting or pressure involving wrists or hands, ability for rapid mental/muscular coordination, hear conversations clearly. Occasionally 5-33%: lifting max of 50 lbs, carrying estimate of 20 lbs 10 ft, pulling hand over hand, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, squatting, kneeling, bending, and reaching. Infrequent 0-5%: sitting, lifting max of 75 lbs to 100 lbs, pushing 20 lbs 10 ft, balancing, crawling, and repetitive finger movement. 


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.


Salary Range
$32,000.00 - 41,000.00
per Year
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Oconomowoc, WI 53066, US
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