Machine Operator

The HC Cos., Inc.

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$20-20 /h
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Sparks, NV

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Job Details

Job Location:    Nevada - Sparks, NV
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    High School
Salary Range:    $20.00 - $20.00 Hourly
Travel Percentage:    None
Job Shift:    Any

The HC Companies is one of the leaders in horticultural container companies serving the needs of professional growers, grower distributors, retail garden centers and mass merchandisers in the Greenhouse, Nursery and Consumer markets. We have exciting opportunities for Machine Operators in our Printing and Thermoforming departments here in our Sparks, NV location. Seeking individuals who want to be part of a team, have a can-do attitude, and has the willingness to learn and grow within the organization.


Excellent Benefits package offered 30 days from your date of hire to include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to be trained and operate thermoforming, packaging, and material handling equipment as required in a safe and professional manner.
  • The ability to occasionally lift and or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds. Observe, follow, and model all safety policies and procedures at all times.
  • Thoroughly understands the production process as it pertains to thermoforming and/or extrusion to produce the highest quality parts.
  • Monitors machines or equipment for alarms, indicators, and or unusual sounds to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with the Thermoforming Lead to diagnose problem or repair machine.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Work with other team members to complete tasks and achieve department goals.
  • Must be able to accurately complete all administrative paperwork.
  • Leads by example and performs all job duties in accordance with The HC Companies values – Safety, Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Teamwork, Service, and Can-Do attitude.
  • Supports all company policies and procedures including 5S and focused work teams.
  • Performs other administrative tasks and special projects as assigned.

Position Requirements and Skills

  • Thermoforming: 7:00am-7:30pm / 7:00pm-7:30am plus additional $0.75/hr. shift differential for working the night shift.
  • Printing: 7:00am-7:30pm / 7:00pm-7:30am plus additional $0.75/hr. shift differential for working the night shift.
  • Must be driven by data and continuous improvement.
  • Must have knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Ability to grasp and understand the technical knowledge of all equipment. 
  • Basic skills:  critical thinking, reading comprehension, blueprints.
  • Basic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).  
  • Complex problem-solving skills: problem identification, information gathering, information organizing, idea generation, idea evaluation.
  • Good attendance record.