Master Mechanic

Date Posted: 6/25/2024 | Last Day to Apply: 8/4/2024

Position: Master Mechanic
Location: Henderson , KY
Wage: $28.12 - $41.43.
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:

  • Reports to Maintenance Supervisor for the safe and efficient performance of all assigned duties. 
  • Performs all maintenance work that is assigned by Supervisor.
  •  Follow directions from higher skilled mechanics. 
  • Duties will include but will not be limited to equipment installation, equipment modification, equipment repair, all forms of building and grounds maintenance, and assisting other plant maintenance personnel as directed.
  • Can work from complicated mechanical/ tooling drawings.
  •  Designs and prepares simple sketches, provides material lists for the more involved projects. 
  • Performs all welding tasks required.
  • Performs mechanical repairs and is proficient in the use of mechanical tools and equipment. 
  • Has a good knowledge of proper care and safe use of band saw, cut off saw, drill press, portable power tools, and hand tools. 
  • Maintenance Technicians will be required to perform the daily housekeeping required to maintain work areas. 
  • Should have practical knowledge and be proficient in the following areas:  mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and electrical.
  •  Installs and maintains all plant equipment including dies and tooling set up, compound liner set up, press change overs, conveyor maintenance, and all other maintenance tasks assigned by the supervisor. Must be able to complete all tasks defined in the maintenance Technician element tree in the allotted time laid out in the element tree.



We’d love to hear from you if:

  • 2-5 years maintenance experience in industrial setting
  • Must pass mechanical minimizer and complete all training defined in the Maintenance Technician Element Tree
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude, use of hand and power tools, precision measuring tools
  • Basic shop math
  • Observational – For detecting safety issues and faulty equipment operation.
  • Mechanical – For making repairs and assisting in equipment set-up and adjustment.
  • Sensory – For recognizing potential problems and taking preventive measures.
  • Preferred experience in Welding, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and machine shop.



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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