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Pactiv Evergreen Thermoforming Operator Specialist I in Frankfort, Illinois


Now Hiring! - Operator Specialist – Thermoforming! Frankfort, Il.

The Operator Specialist is responsible for supporting the efficient operation of one production line within the Foams thermoforming department.

Shifts: 12 hour shifts 7am to 7pm (Day Shift) 7pm to 7am (Night Shift) every other weekend off!!! 2,2,3 schedule

Pay Rate: $22.55 to $25.30 an hour - Paid Weekly

Plus $1.50 Night Shift Differential

Sign On Bonus $1000.00

  • Eligible for annual & skill-based wage increases

  • Add EXTRA money to your paycheck by referring friends and family

  • Eligible for monthly bonus based upon plant productivity*


  • Eligible for benefits first of the month following hire date

  • Multiple medical and prescription drug coverage options

  • Choice of an Employer-Funded Health Care Account (HCA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Integrated healthcare programs – telemedicine, chronic condition, weight management and msk health

  • Multiple dental and vision plan coverage options

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA)

  • Healthcare, dependent care

  • Company provided life and accidental death, short and long-term disability programs

  • Supplemental life, accidental death, and disability buy-up options

  • Accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity insurance

  • Employee well-being reward program

  • Employee assistance program (EAP)

  • Child and family care support program

  • Educational assistance and tuition reimbursement program

  • Employee discount program

  • 401(K) with 6% company match (Eligible to participate from day one (1) with 100% vesting in all company provided money immediately)

Our Social Responsibility platform features a robust, employee-led Give Back program, which includes a matching gifts plan, community grants initiative, and our annual Company-wide Month of Action campaign. With each of these initiatives, our employees are empowered and equipped to give back to their communities and support the non-profits important to them and their families. Through our Give Back program, we own our commitment to Social Responsibility and live our purpose of Packaging a Better Future.



  • Successfully complete all Pactivevergreen led training for Packer/Specialist position; assist in training, as needed

  • Consistently and safely operates machines at or above standard levels of operation, including waste, quality, efficiency and utilization

  • Trouble shoot, identify, and correct machine related problems

  • Completes appropriate paperwork

  • Able to inspect and recognize defective product

  • Adheres to all housekeeping, standard work, food safety, and personal safety guidelines

  • Support maintenance team and department during line change over and start-up

  • Perform quality inspections and make machine adjustments to correct cause of defects

  • Provide coverage at the Packer and Operator level and cover multiple lines for short periods of time to cover for breaks/call-ins.

  • Maintain inventory of supplies.



  • 1-3 years of experience as Machine Operator in the plastics manufacturing industry

  • Prior experience operating thermoforming machines

  • Demonstrated abilities as a team player, good cooperation, and communication skills

  • Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs

  • Ability to understand and follow SWIS (Standard Work Instruction Sheets)

  • Team Player attitude

  • Ability to set and manage priorities

Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE)is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at

Located 35 south west of Chicago, Frankfort is a village in Will County, Illinois, with a small portion in Cook County. The population was 17,782 at the 2010 census, up from 10,391 in 2000. According to, in 2007 the village ranked as the 36th fastest growing suburb in the United States.

The plant was built in 1965, manufactures food service and food packaging products (custom and stock foam), and has approximately 300 employees.

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email

Make sure to fill out an application!Direct Apply:

All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.

Pactiv Evergreen is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Pactiv Evergreen employees are subject to post-hire drug and alcohol testing in accordance with company policies

Job Locations US-IL-Frankfort

ID 2024-25029

Category Operations

Position Type Full Time

Pay Type Hourly