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3rd Shift Machine Operator I

Location: Papillion, NE, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Packaging
Remote Type: No Remote

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As a Machine Operator I with Liberty Packaging, you will contribute to the growth of our business by being a key player in safely producing quality corrugated products for our customers.  You will work within a small group, and as an operator you will help be a leader within your crew to maximize machine efficiencies by setting up orders correctly, performing quality checks and communicating issuesThis full-time position reports directly to a Production Supervisor. 


This position includes: 
  • Pay up to $19.25 per hour plus a shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift 
  • Pay progression through annual performance reviews
  • New hires accrue paid time off at a rate totaling 3 weeks a year
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance after 30 days of employment
  • 401K
  • Profit sharing
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Great opportunities for advancement


  • Operate machine by setting up orders according to customer specifications, following order readiness process of efficiently preparing the right tools to complete the job
  • Perform quality checks by inspecting a first article, and articles throughout the order to identify errors, ensuring quality product along with monitoring equipment and raw materials
  • Enter production metrics into a computer electronic system to accurately track progress of production rates, quality, maintenance, and downtime
  • Proactively communicate issues with equipment to appropriate leaders, trouble shoot issues, and problem solve individually and as a team to maximize overall equipment efficiency and minimize downtime
  • Provides guidance and assistant to Assistant Machine Operators, as needed
  • Intermittently assist with minor repairs to equipment in partnership with maintenance team  
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area by following post order cleaning process
  • Follow plant safety processes and procedures outlined for the machine center 
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution 
  • 2+ years of work experience within a manufacturing environment  
  • Previous experience with reading a tape measure 
  • Previous experience with a computer using skills such as typing, printing and data entry
  • Ability to use math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Ability to read work instructions to identify detailed steps for order completion  
  • Must be available to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as required 


  • Experience within the corrugated industry
  • Experience with operational excellence or continuous improvement programs – Lean 6 Sigma, Kaizen Events


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this jobReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to work in crowded spaces for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to bend and stoop for 7+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to stand for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to walk for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to reach and grasp up to 6+ hours per shift


about our company: 

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products. 

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco. 


Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.