Machinist
Sonoco Metal Packaging

Horsham, Pennsylvania


Schedule: 5 Day Monday-Friday

Shift: Rotating

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain and troubleshoot machinery and tooling. Ensure that parts and tooling are in accordance with instructions, prints and work orders. May be required to make drawings or sketches of parts to be made or repaired.
  • Proficient in the use of all shop equipment to install, maintain, and troubleshoot machinery and tooling.
  • Interpret drawings, calculate and determine indices, tapers and other dimensions to be used for part(s), working raw materials into finished dimensions with exact tolerances per print.
  • Perform layout work as required.
  • Receive tools and paperwork; establish and maintain logbooks.
  • Select, grind and adjust tools ensuring correct speeds and feed rates of tooling for efficient machining. Ensure that parts and tooling are in accordance to precision requirements for both tolerance and finish.
  • Set-up and operate machine tools, lathes and grinders.
  • Perform dismantling, fitting or assembly work required for maintenance of production equipment.
  • Repair and maintain all assigned machines and equipment including preventative maintenance.
  • Perform organizational duties including maintaining an organized and clean work area.
  • Complete welding and heat treating, as needed.
  • May provide support for plant facilities maintenance.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company. Includes ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.
  • Comply with established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for safe performance of the work assignment.
  • Support and follow the guidelines of the food safety system.


At Sonoco Metal Packaging we offer a comprehensive total rewards package including Competitive pay and Benefits package options.

Sonoco Metal Packaging is proud to provide equal employment opportunity to individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, protected disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law.

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through high school education, GED or work experience.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas: standard machine shop practices, metallurgy, heat treatment, welding, and brazing; all assigned equipment.
  • Required on-the-job job and classroom training.
  • Thorough understanding of the operating principles of all assigned equipment.
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the operation of grinders, lathes, drill presses, precision measuring tools, blueprint reading and other machine shop equipment, and working to tolerances of + .000050.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.
  • Must be able to organize, plan and prioritize.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to concentrate and pay attention to detail.
  • Must have sufficient endurance to perform tasks over long periods of time.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Customer Focus. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Works in a manufacturing environment.
  • This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.
  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.
"Sonoco Metal Packaging is the leading supplier of sustainable metal packaging for food and household products and the largest aerosol manufacturer in North America.

Previously Ball Metalpack we're a company with 130 years of experience, and we're proud to continue our legacy as an industry leader in innovative, next-generation packaging solutions.

We strongly believe that a diverse work team and inclusive culture drive better business results. We invite people of all backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives to consider joining our 1,100+ team members in one of our 9 locations across the U.S. heartland."
Sonoco Metal Packaging is a Lean Manufacturing System environment.



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