Electro Mechanic I

Date Posted: 6/13/2024 | Last Day to Apply: 8/4/2024
Posted in: Manufacturing
Compensation Type: Hourly
Position Type: Full-Time
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Position: Electro Mechanic I
Location: Henderson, KY
Wage: $34.55 -$44.81 (Depending on experience)
Shift: 2nd Shift



From a small family business to a multi-billion dollar global company, Sonoco has been changing the face of products and packaging since 1899 — all while keeping the heart of “People Build Businesses” alive. Our talented people are at the core of our growth, constantly reinventing the Sonoco wheel with brilliant solutions every year. Today we are a world leader in global packaging solutions with diversified operations in over 34 countries. We're extremely proud of our portfolio of brands, our achievements in sustainability and industrialization and the groundbreaking work accomplished by our people.


What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical problems on various production and utility equipment and apply RCA techniques to improve and eliminate future problems
  • Performs maintenance tasks in accordance with work orders and documented service level procedures and workmanship standards
  • Documents all maintenance tasks in an accurate and timely manner using the computerized maintenance management systems (CWORKS)
  • Performs equipment repairs and modifications in a competent, complete manner in accordance with documented procedures and standards
  • Troubleshoots defective equipment to isolate causes and make repairs
  • Promotes a culture of safety awareness and following company policies / procedures on HSE
  • Troubleshooting / maintaining / repairing electro-mechanical systems, pneumatic and hydraulic machine operations, electric motors, conveyors, air compressors, air conditioning units, vision systems, Vorne system, etc.
  • Fabricating repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment
  • Execute routine preventative maintenance, daily checklist and predictive maintenance, equipment verification checks
  • Actively participate in RCA’s (5 whys) for Electro- Mechanical issues
  • Participate in all required SPS activities for the Plant
  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical/electrical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pneumatics, conveyor systems and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions of all plant equipment


We’d love to hear from you if:

  • Participate in and meet all plant safety requirements
  • Proficient in the use of precision measuring equipment such as dial indicators, micrometers,   height gages, radius gages, calipers, etc. to .0001 of an inch
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of assembly and detail engineering drawings including geometric tolerancing
  • Must pass all Sonoco Category 2 Electrical requirements and certification
  • Experience with 440/480v electrical components
  • Identify, validate, initiate, and drive new improvement opportunities and promote the passion for excellence and delivering on commitments values
  • 3 or more years of maintenance experience in a closure manufacturing plant and/or a metal stamping plant using progressive die technology- Preferred
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC Hardware/Software, Variable speed drivers, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanics, and the ability to demonstrate high proficiency in these areas
  • A thorough knowledge of electrical/ electronic components and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes
  • Experience with photo eyes, sensors, and limit switches
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to react in an efficient timely manner.
  • Two Year technical degree or accredited apprenticeship program or the equivalent in a technical field, desired.
  • Willing to work any shift (nights and weekends), holidays and overtime as required.



At Sonoco Products Company, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive pay and benefits. *Benefits listed below are for employees located in the U.S. Specific benefits and wellbeing programs may vary depending on your location (within the U.S. or global), or if you are a union employee.


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents, including FSA and HSA options
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Wellbeing tools and resources to support holistic health, including an Employee Assistance Program with a variety of services
  • Paid time off and holidays to recreate, rejuvenate and care for the health of yourself and family
  • Variety of company paid and voluntary employee-paid insurance plans including life, personal accident, and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement



We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.


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