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Apprentice Operator - Forming

Date:  Feb 08, 2019

Wheat Ridge, CO, US

Requisition ID: 5520 

A Career in Beer: 

Our purpose at Miller Coors a Molson Coors Company is to delight the world’s beer drinkers.   We are the world’s family brewer, brewing and selling our beer for over 350 years around the world.  The MillerCoors Can Manufacturing Plant known as Rocky Mountain Metal Container  located in Golden, Colorado is the largest single aluminum can manufacturing plant in the world, producing approximately 4 billion cans a year.   We currently have multiple openings for production positions. 

We are TalentBrewers - we believe in our brands and our people, we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is a must.  We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. So if you get fired up about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do then we want to hear from you.


The Headlines


In the role of Operator Apprentice working in Wheat Ridge, CO you will be part of the Rocky Mountain Bottle Plant team. 


Operators will receive day-to-day technical guidance from Area Specialists.  You will start in this role as an Operator Apprentice, and develop into the role of a Specialist via a combination of classroom and on the job training.  Progression to operator generally takes a year to complete.  As you further develop your skills, opportunities are available to promote into Sr. Specialist and Team Leader roles.  

Starting pay for these roles is $27.71 per hour, upon completion of training the position pays $31.80 per hour.  MillerCoors offers a comprehensive benefit package effective with your first day of employment. 

Employees work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule, with regular weekend work required.  Note that weekend work is always automatically paid at overtime rates.   . 



The Responsibilities:

  • Continuously improves and maintains the Individual Section (I.S.) Machine as well as runs on or above target level of productivity.
  • Maintaining includes functions such as swabbing mold equipment, inspecting containers, preventing defects, changing equipment and maintaining housekeeping.
  • Actively participates in timely shift communications between inspection, tooling, machine repair, etc. and informs upkeep’s and management of any process problems.
  • Assists in the replacement of variable equipment on the I.S. Machine when new parts are needed, such as hangers, baffles, blow heads, invert arms etc.
  • Observes all company rules concerning safety and housekeeping, and consults with specialists and line management to suggest solutions to any associated problems.
  • Performs visual inspections of bottles to include bottle finishes, ware handling on conveyors, weight checks, light sides and other visual defects using established inspection criteria.

The Other Qualifications –

  • You have knowledge of basic machine functions or a strong aptitude for mechanical repair.
  • You have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; technical school attendance or specific technical training is desired.
  • Able to work in a high-pressure production environment.
  • Ability to work in a self-managed team environment desirable.
  • 1 to 2 years working with High Speed Machinery.
  • Written and Oral Communication skills a must.
  • You are confident and competent. You are diplomatic, professional and exercise great judgment in developing and maintaining excellent business relationships within the business
  • You are serious about delivering results, and take pride in a proven track record in delivering. 


Work Perks that You Need to Know About:

  • As the world’s family brewer we have the scale to make big things happen and still get to know  colleagues on a first name basis across the globe
  • We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are
  • Access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events, beer allotment, an Employee Assistance Program and discount plans
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, and dental benefits
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences


Molson Coors: Building Careers in Beer

Molson Coors is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are dedicated to providing our employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Molson Coors are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. Our employees are our greatest asset, we have accommodation process in place, by supporting our employee’s ability to work effectively and providing them with the tools they need to succeed, we are ensuring that Molson Coors is the kind of company where talented people of all backgrounds want to work. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

Nearest Major Market: Denver