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Machine Operator -Night Shift in East Providence, RI at Party City Holdings Inc.

Date Posted: 2/28/2023

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Job Description


Company Overview:

Party City Holdco Inc. (PCHI) is a global leader in the celebrations industry. A vertically integrated designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer, PCHI offers consumer party goods in more than 100 countries around the world.

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 by connecting them to everything they need for life's many celebrations.

PCHI operates multiple business divisions, including the Retail Division and the Consumer Products Division. On the retail side, Party City ( is a leading omnichannel retailer in the celebrations category, operating more than 800 company-owned and franchise stores throughout North America. Additional Halloween City ( pop-up storefronts are also located throughout North America seasonally. Comprising the Consumer Products Group are design and manufacturing entities Amscan, an industry leader across multiple celebrations goods and costumes, and Anagram, a dominant player in balloons.

AmSource is a division of PCHI under the Amscan Wholesale portion of the business. We manufacture plastic plates, bowls, and cups for PCRG and other distributors so that you can have all your party supplies at one location. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and happy environment for our employees and quality products for our customers use. We want to be a part of your party.

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 setup to engineering specs
  • Responsible for lockout-tagout procedures
  • Responsible for quality, efficient and utilization of production line
  • Advanced troubleshooting
  • Mold/Insert changes where required
  • Training if necessary
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Leadership Influence:

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

Skills Required:

  • 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

Business Acumen:

  • Knowledge of the business and materials
  • Lead by example
  • Understanding the costs of loss

Problem Solving:

  • Proven analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to evaluate and make decisions quickly

Interpersonal Skills:

  • High interaction with floor Associates, Maintenance, and Management
  • Ability to take direction verbally
  • Ability to multi-task


  • 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

FLSA Working conditions:

  • Must always wear required PPE.
  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
  • Must be able to walk and/or stand for the length of shift
  • Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment with extreme temperatures and noise.

Additional Information

Am-Source, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, religion, martial or partnership status, or any legally protected characteristics. All our employees share the responsibility for supporting our policies for a harassment-free and drug-free workplace.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and a 5-panel drug screen satisfactory to Am-Source, LLC.

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