Machine Operator

  • AJM Packaging
  • Taylor, MI, USA
  • Apr 22, 2024
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description


Machine Operator

AJM Packaging Corporation

Metro-Detroit, MI



Position Overview –

AJM Packaging Corporation, one of America’s leading manufacturers of paper products, including paper plates, cups, bowls and bags, has immediate openings for ambitious mechanically inclined individuals interested in acquiring new and unique skills leading to a lucrative career in a rapidly expanding recession-proof industry. We offer world-class benefits, paid training and advancement opportunities. Full time opportunities available for 8 and 12 hour shifts, depending on location and availability.


Pay –

  • Up to $19/HR to start, 1st review and raise at 90 days
  • Plus an additional $0.50/HR for every hire you refer to AJM, with no limit on the number of referrals

Application Process –

  • Send your resume/information to,
  • Call us at 833.562.7256

 Responsibilities & Duties –

  • Troubleshoot the production machinery. Observe and visual scan machine components and/or listen to their sounds while in operation in order to locate source(s) of the problem. Take a determination of the trouble source and the necessary corrective action(s).
  • Assess machines in order to examine source of trouble. As necessary, repair or remove and replace defective parts, clear paper jams, adjust paper, or take other corrective action.
  • Do the set-up and start-up/stop of production machine after any interruption - such as maintenance, changing of paper rolls or similar events.
  • Check the quality of the finished product on a regular basis and after any machine down time to ensure proper functioning of the machine.
  • As required, lubricate and clean machinery parts and perform any other preventative maintenance.
  • As required, adjust machine components and control instruments.
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Complete all other duties the Supervisor deems necessary



Minimum Requirements –


  • Ability to train on the job, with the desire to advance within the company
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred Previous Factory or Manufacturing experience is a plus, but not required
  • Mechanically inclined, and able to troubleshoot and adjust machines.
  • Possess strong organizational skills.
  • Able to use hand tools.
  • Able to perform all the physical components of the position, with reasonable accommodation if required.


Benefits  –


At AJM, our comprehensive “Cafeteria Benefits Plan” and “Flexible Spending Arrangement” (FSA), truly set us apart from the competition.  Under the cafeteria plan you’ll receive a package of company paid medical, dental, optical, life and disability insurance coverage and be able to adjust the proportions spent on each coverage/benefit to suit your personal requirements and preferences.  You can even redirect a portion of the total spend to pay for homeowners, car and pet insurance premiums purchased at group rates.  Lastly, under the Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), you’ll be able to contribute a portion of your annual earnings on a pre-tax basis to pay for child and dependent care and medical, dental and optical insurance co-pays and deductibles.



Summary of Benefits –


  • Medical Insurance (BCBS)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Optical Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Agreement
  • Health Savings Account
  • Child & Dependent Care Savings Account
  • 401 K Retirement Plan (with Safe Harbor Company Match)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Assistance/Wellness Program
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holiday
  • Paid Sick & Personal Time
  • Professional Development Program (AJM University)



About Us –

AJM was founded as a manufacturer of paper and plastic products in 1957 by three (3) Detroit area brothers who eleven (11) years earlier began selling retail packaging, cleaning and office supplies and equipment and consumer disposables out of a small warehouse in Detroit’s Eastern Market.  Over many years, we gradually evolved from our broadline distributor beginnings into a major paper products manufacturer, today employing nearly 3,000 people and operating eight (8) manufacturing and five (5) warehouse/distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United States.   

We’re still family owned and operated, still manufacturing our products in the good old USA and still providing our customers with the same reliable service and quality products they’ve come to expect from AJM for nearly 65 years now.   It’s a simple formula, no doubt, but you can’t argue with success.   Today we’re the nation’s leading manufacturer of private label paper plates, cups and bowls, lunch bags and lawn and leaf bags.


Career Development –

At AJM, we realize we will only go as far as our employees can take us and, for that reason, we invest millions of dollars every year on both classroom and on-the-job training to develop our employees’ skills and promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement.  There are no barriers to impede your progress here and no ceilings to halt your advance.  You’ll control your own destiny, and we will help you reach your full potential with both in-house development programs and tuition reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate level college studies.  Join our team and see where your AJM journey takes you!



For More Information –

Visit our website at or call (833) 562-7256


Equal Employment Opportunities –

AJM Packaging Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin or other legally protected status.