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1st Shift Assistant Machine Operator II

Location: Rock Island, IL, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Packaging
Remote Type: No Remote

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As an Assistant Machine Operator II 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 as an assistant operator; in this role, you will support machine operators to maximize machine efficiency by assisting with setting up orders correctly, performing quality checks, stacking orders, and communicating issues. In some locations, the Assistant Machine Operator II roles are also occasionally asked to assist with the operation of flexo-folder gluers, die cutters, printer / slotters, specialty folder gluers, and other machines. 


This full-time position reports directly to a Production Supervisor and is located at our Rock Island, IL manufacturing facility.




  • Support machine operation by assisting with the setup of orders according to customer specifications, following order readiness process of efficiently preparing the right tools to complete the job.
  • Assist the operator in performing 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.
  • Support the operator in monitoring production metrics to accurately track progress of production rates, quality, maintenance and downtime.
  • Proactively communicate issues with equipment to appropriate leaders, and assist with trouble shooting, and problem solving to maximize overall equipment efficiency and minimize downtime.
  • 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 AND 1+ years of work experience within a manufacturing environment OR 2+ years manufacturing or comparable experience in place of education.
  • Previous experience with reading a tape measure to within 1/16” measurement.
  • Previous experience with computer skills such as typing, printing, and data entry.
  • Previous experience applying math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 
  • Previous experience reading, following, and/or completing detailed work instructions.
  • Must be available to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as required. 


  • 6+ months corrugated industry experience.
  • 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 job.  Reasonable 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.