Work in Ames

Entry Level Manufacturing

Company Name:
American Packaging Corporation
Company Description:

Established in 1902, American Packaging Corporation (APC) is a family-owned flexible packaging converter and renowned leader in the North American packaging industry. With over a century of experience serving a wide range of markets, APC specializes in flexographic and rotogravure printing, multi-ply extrusion, and adhesive lamination of film, paper and foil, as well as pouch and bag fabrication to meet a variety of requirements. With more than 100 years of history, APC has experienced only one major ownership change, when the Schottland family purchased the company from the Kardon family in 1986. Today, APC operates five Centers of Excellence in the United States and employs approximately 1,000 talented, motivated professionals, including nationwide sales reps and field technical support.

At APC, we’ve built a reputation as the go-to source for effective solutions in flexible and specialty packaging serving the unique needs of many industries and even the most demanding applications. We’re able to uphold this reputation by delivering more unmatched quality of materials, unparalleled customer service and the most innovation possible, delivering a high-quality product on time, every time.

Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
October 28, 2021
Deadline Date:
September 30, 2023
Job Category:
Advanced Manufacturing
Home Base Iowa Company:
Job Description:


LOCATION: Story City, IA

SUMMARY: Adhere to all safety guidelines and aid in areas including but not limited to sanitation, machine set-up and housekeeping. Assist the Slitter Operator in properly operating the Deacro, Black Clawson and Incotek Slitting Machines in the safest, most effective and efficient manner while adhering to established quality standards. Visually and manually inspect finished product meeting quality standards while working effectively as a member of a team.


• Participate in training, embrace concepts of and actively practice the STOP Safety Program fundamentals to aid American Packaging Corporation’s efforts to achieve a zero accident rate.

• Participate in developing, understanding and following all SOP’s.

• Read, understand, interpret and utilize all information retrieved from job jackets, print spec sheets and the Op spec sheets.

• Perform and manage all necessary cleaning and housekeeping duties.

• Perform and manage machine set-ups/changeovers by utilizing the information on job jackets, print spec sheets and the Op spec sheets.

• Possess a thorough understanding of the quality standards. Conduct, document, interpret and act upon all data obtained during QA tests.

• Visually and manually inspect finished product ensuring all customer quality standards are achieved.

• Be actively involved in machine changeovers to slitter operators in this process.

• Be able to demonstrate the procedure/knowledge of the bar code system in order to ensure accurate inventory control.

• Complete all required paperwork accurately and in a timely manner. This includes all Quality Assurance tests and daily Production Reports which document production, waste and set-up time.

• Successfully qualify and operate core cutter.

• Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings (Continuous Quality Improvement, safety, special projects, departmental, etc.).

• Safely operate a fork truck to remove printed rolls from pallets and stack racks slitter machine operation.

• Comply with all company policies and procedures.

• Perform Slitter Operator duties to provide coverage for breaks, vacation, and or absences.


• High School Diploma or Equivalent

• 3 to 6 months work experience

• Mechanical aptitude

• Ability to lift up to 50lbs


• Experience within a Manufacturing environment

American Packaging Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. American Packaging Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position please contact our Human Resources department at

High School / GED
1 year
Travel Required:
Resume Required:
Story City
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