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Journeyman Machine Operator

Anchor Glass Container

Anchor Glass Container

Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Job Title

Journeyman Machine Operator

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

In order to apply, any successful candidate must be a carded Forming Journeymen Operator. Verification is required.

In operating forming machines, the basic responsibility of Operators is to make quality ware at maximum efficiency producing all types of glassware.


Swab molds and mold equipment as necessary. Oil moving parts of machine when necessary. Make frequent general check of finished ware. Make periodic detailed inspection of finished ware using scales to determine proper weight of glass and gauges to determine proper dimensions. May receive complaints from Lehr Foreman when excessive bad ware is being produced. Establish cause for defects in finished product, such as poor glass conditioning or machine malfunctions. Make adjustments to air pressure, deflector, mechanical and/or computerized timing devises; water, gas and oil lines; minor adjustments to feeder equipment and other adjustments as required. Notify Feeder Man when major adjustments or repairs to shears and/or other feeder equipment are required. Notify Upkeepman when unable to correct ware defects. Help Upkeepman and work with Job Change Man on all mold and machine changes. May be required to make partial mold and equipment changes with or without help of Job Change Man. Notify Upkeepman or Foreman of any malfunctions of equipment or production delay between forming machine and lehr. Remove jams on conveyors or stackers when necessary. Report defective machines, equipment, molds, tools, and bad glass to foreman as soon as discovered. Report machine activity, item information and other data as required on Operator’s Report Card. Maintain clean work area.