Production and Maintenance Technician Apprentice

BulkSak by Conitex Sonoco

Chestnut Hill, TN

Location: Chestnut Hill, TN
Shift: Fixed with variation while training
Pay Rate: $30.19
City, State: Chestnut Hill, TN

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.

While reporting to the Plant Engineer OR Maintenance Supervisor, as the Production and Maintenance Technician Apprentice, you will operate and maintain high-speed steel packaging production equipment..

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Have a “Teamwork” and “Root Cause Problem Solving Mindset”
  • Own and follow Safety policies and procedures.
  • Complete training from positions of Production Associate to Assembly Mechanic.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as required.
  • Perform various manual or mechanical production functions by operating, adjusting, and repairing the equipment.
  • Conduct inspection of in-process and finished products and adhere to quality standards.
  • Jointly responsible for required operating data such as production figures, machine performance, efficiencies, maintenance, quality / spoilage.
  • Record keeping of job tasks on paper and in computer system.
  • Supply and maintain required hand tools. (6-month tie frame)
  • Perform clean-up, painting, and housekeeping duties.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have experience in an industrial environment or military experience troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining manufacturing equipment

  • Experience with PLC troubleshooting, industrial and motor controls a plus

  • Comfortable with mechanical lifts, ladders, kneeling, bending and twisting; lifting up to 50 lbs

  • Working independently and managing multiple tasks in an off shift position with rotating shifts that will require overtime including weekends

Why You’ll Like Working With US:

We care about YOU through employee development, providing excellent benefits, investing in your future and valuing diversity and inclusion.

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.