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Operator Assistant - Fort Smith, AR: Great benefits and a $1000.00 Sign-on bonus

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The Fort Smith plant will be expanding in 2022 so if you are looking for a stable company with advancement opportunities, apply today! Silgan Plastic Food Containers is the world’s leading supplier of high-barrier plastic packaging for long shelf-life, ambient, microwaveable, convenience foods.  We have a majority market share in the U.S. market and export to over 18 countries around the globe.  Our customer base includes companies such as Mars Petcare, Campbell’s, Nestle, Princes Foods, Hormel, General Mills, ConAgra, and others.

We are seeking Production Operator Assistants for our Fort Smith, Arkansas facility to pack products on production lines according to instructions and/or customer specifications. Candidates should have stable , verifiable work history, be detail-oriented and willing to learn as the opportunity for growth and promotion to higher paying positions in the plant is exponential.

Major responsibilities

  • Package WIP and finished product from RTF and/or printing lines
  • Inspection experience with an attention to detail is helpful
  • Run the scoring machine
  • Report any non-conformances noted during packing to the operator
  • Rework non-conforming product in accordance with documented work instructions
  • Follow safety guidelines and procedures
  • Perform other designated duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Able to work 12-hour shifts (7pm-7am) with every other weekend off
  • Able to work in a non-temperature controlled environment
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Willing to work in a closed campus environment

Additional Information:

  • Night shift pays a $1.00 premium

Benefits include:

  • Bonuses: $1000.00 sign-on, Overtime incentives, Quarterly perfect attendance and $1000.00 Employee referral bonus
  • 4 Medical plans, Health Savings account, Prescription program
  • Supplemental insurances: Hospital Indemnity, Accident & Critical Illness
  • Vision coverage with yearly allowance
  • 2 Dental plans
  • Employer paid coverages: Basic Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy, Short & Long-term disability and an Employee Assistance program
  • 401k with an employer match
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Pet insurance
  • Auto & home insurance
  • Legal assistance
  • Identity theft protection
  • Safety-prescription eyeglass allowance