Manufacturing Set-up Operator

  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.

BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team. Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future – together – while honoring our past achievements. We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences.

Job Description

Set-up and operate blister forming packaging machines, shrink wrapping equipment, pouch machines, automated carton machines.  Set-up includes performing changeovers to tooling and preventative maintenance, as well as other related equipment such as conveyors or carton taping equipment. Setups must be able to troubleshoot issues related to forming, seal, and jamming on all packaging equipment.  Must be able to perform quality checks and instruct/lead line personnel to facilitate continuous line operations; perform preventative maintenance on equipment and tooling; accurate reporting and communication to supervisors.  Responsible for insuring all phases of production and packaging quality meet company standards. Perform general housekeeping duties, maintaining expected rates, and insuring safety awareness. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Set-up and operate blister-forming packaging machines, shrink wrapping equipment, and pouch machines
  • Perform changeovers to tooling, conveyors, and carton taping equipment 
  • Troubleshoot and repair: forming, sealing, jamming, quality, and minor mechanical issues.
  • Support and perform PM (preventive maintenance) on equipment and tooling to maintain expected rates and quality of finished packaged products
  • Perform quality checks on all aspects of the packaging process, including blister forming, package sealing, and finished master carton.
  • Lead and provide instruction to line associates regarding SOPs and best practices in order to facilitate continuous line operations safely and efficiently.
  • Report to and communicate with supervisors on a regular basis to provide updates regarding machine and maintenance status
  • Support Packaging team in insuring that all phases of production and packaging quality meet Company standards
  • General housekeeping duties, including shop area and tooling storage area.
  • Promote safety awareness and demonstrate safe behaviors
  • Any other duties as assigned


  • Ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment on a variety of packaging equipment.
  • 5+ years of hands on setup operator experience in a fast pace manufacturing environment required.
  • Experience with blister forming machine, pouch packaging machine, and shrink-wrapping machine is a plus.
  • Minimum HS diploma required.
  • Previous technical training.
  • Must be results oriented, hands on and a strong team player.
  • Must be willing/able to work overtime and available to work all shifts.
  • Must be willing/able to participate in training on all shift when needed.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be results-oriented, hands on and a strong team player
  • Must be willing/able to work overtime and available to work all shifts
  • Must be willing/able to participate in training on all shift when needed. 

Additional Information

Apply Today! There's never been a better time to join BIC. We're a dynamic company with a strong vision. You will find a wealth of possibilities in a challenging and rewarding work environment. As an organization, we have a passion for taking care of our people, and our benefits reflect this. Join BIC and let’s invent our future, together!

BIC Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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