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1st Shift In-Line Thermoforming Machine Operator (Rhode Island) $10,000 HIRING BONUS!! in East Providence, RI at Party City Holdings Inc.

Date Posted: 5/20/2023

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Company Overview:

Party City Holdco Inc. (PCHI) is a global leader in the celebrations industry, with its offerings spanning more than 70 countries around the world. PCHI is also the largest vertically integrated designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of party goods in North America.

PCHI team members demonstrate a daily commitment to the company's Brand Purpose: to inspire joy by making it easy for customers to create unforgettable memories.

PCHI operates across multiple businesses within its Retail Division and Consumer Products Division. On the retail side, Party City ( is the leading omnichannel retailer in the celebrations category, operating more than 800 company-owned and franchise stores, as well as Halloween City ( seasonal pop-up stores. The Consumer Products Division includes design and manufacturing entities Amscan, an industry leader in celebration décor, tableware, costumes, and accessories, and Anagram, the global market leader in foil balloons.

PCHI is headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. with additional locations throughout the Americas and Asia.   

Job Requirements

Job Overview:

The Lead In-Line Thermoforming Lead Machine Operator will be responsible for start up and running of Brown CS and Quad Thermoforming Machines as well as the efficiency and utilization of the quality of the product. They will troubleshoot process problems and identify solutions to reduce downtime and conserve maintenance costs. The Lead In-Line Thermoforming Machine Operator will monitor process equipment to identify potential errors and develop solutions to eliminate the reoccurrence of the problem. The Lead is able to assume all duties of the operator as well as advanced troubleshooting and training.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Run Brown CS and Quad Thermoforming Machines

  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on equipment

  • Write up work orders to repair mechanical or safety issues, as needed

  • Know, understand and follow OSHA & safety regulations

  • Safety check equipment

  • Assist in machine shop setup to engineered specs

  • Mold/Insert changes where required

  • Responsible for lockout-tagout procedures

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

    Skills Required:

  • The In-Line Thermoforming Machine Operator has direct contact with Production, Supervision, and Management.

  • Train and motivate employees

  • Must have the ability to communicate well with Production and Printing employees as well as Management

  • Ability to communicate well with other members of the Maintenance Team

  • Lead by example

  • High interaction with floor Associates, Maintenance, and Management

  • Ability to take direction verbally

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Understanding the costs of loss

  • Must be able to keep a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment.


  • Full understanding of ballooning process & theoretical applications

  • 5 or more years of in-line thermoforming process experience

  • Ability to interface with HMI controllers

  • Ability to pay close attention to details.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong Mechanical Aptitude

  • Excellent communication and essential interpersonal skills.

  • Must be reliable with a strong work ethic.

  • Must be able to keep a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment.

  • Fork lift certification

    Expected Salary Range:

    Up to $35.00 / hr

    The salary range offered for this position is a good faith description of the expected salary range this role will pay. PCHI reserves the right to pay more or less than the stated range based on a variety of factors such as experience, geography, etc.

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