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Apprentice Maintenance Mechanics

Anchor Glass Container

Anchor Glass Container

Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Job Title

Apprentice Maintenance Mechanics

About Us:

Anchor Glass Container Corporation, headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is a leading North American manufacturer of premium glass containers with six, strategically located production facilities throughout the US. Founded in 1983, Anchor serves many of the most iconic and recognizable consumer packaging brands in the beer, beverage, spirits and food industries. Anchor Glass Container Corporation strives to exceed customer expectations through unrelenting attention to detail. What we do goes beyond glass making. We find incredible meaning in all the small things that create enriching experiences for customers and consumers alike. Everything we do – creating, customizing, shipping, collaborating – we do with the customer’s best interests in mind. Each solution is the result of a thousand-and-one details coming together in brilliant succession, thanks to our team of experts that do whatever it takes to make life easier and more enjoyable for our customers. With over 2,000 US-based team members, Anchor Glass has the size and scale to service all of your glass packaging needs, without the complexity and bureaucracy associated with larger suppliers. Excellence is in the details!

Job Summary

Anchor Glass Container, a leading manufacturer of glass containers, is offering an excellent opportunity at the Shakopee, Minnesota plant for individuals who have a strong interest in pursuing an industrial maintenance career in a manufacturing environment. The position requires the ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic problems, ability to read and understand schematics and ladder logic. A PLC background is a plus.


This is a full-time position with a starting wage of $28.21 per hour. Wage increases are given every 1000 hours in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement and satisfactory performance. Individuals who presently are classified as journeyman maintenance mechanics earn $33.83 per hour.

Individuals will be trained Monday-Friday 7am-3pm and then assigned to a crew to work rotating shifts. Rotating shift work involves working 7 consecutive days of an 8am-4pm shift followed by 3 days off, then working 7 consecutive days of a 12mid-8am shift followed by 2 days off and then working 7 consecutive days of a 4pm-12mid shift followed by two days off and then starting back on the 8-4 shift. This amounts to working 21 days with 7 days off in a 28-day cycle.

This position requires that individuals take, and pass, 2 timed predictor tests in the areas of math and mechanical ability prior to even being interviewed. Successful candidates are required to pass both predictor tests. The passing score on the math and mechanical tests is 70%. The math test consists of 30 problems with a twenty-minute time limit while the mechanical test consists of 68 multiple choice questions with a thirty-minute time limit.

The apprenticeship is a four-year program and is governed by federally approved national standards, those who are hired will be required to complete a minimum of 144 hours of approved class room training each twelve months. Class room training is through local technical schools. These classes are taken during your non-working hours and you are not paid while attending. All courses, text books and fees will be paid at 100% by Anchor Glass Container.