Morrison Container Handling Solutions in Glenwood, Illinois is the industry leader in the innovative design and manufacture of timing screws, change parts, custom container handling products, assemblies and machines for the packaging industry. 

We are a well-established, family-run company with a record of success in solving the most complex container handling problems for national and international companies, always with Morrison’s support-built-in culture. Morrison offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health, life and disability insurance, as well as 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. 

Interested candidates should send resumes with cover letters to the email link associated with the career opportunity posted.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

CNC Lathe Machinist

Mechanical Design Engineer

Manual Lathe Machinist

Manufacturing Service & Assembly Technician


Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Collaborate with Lead Engineers and other team members to envision, design and create problem-solving container handling equipment for Morrison customers
  • Using CAD software, produce standard, manufacture-ready designs; assist Mechanical Detail Engineers in detailing parts, and creating mechanical drawings, assembly prints and specifications that enable the production team to correctly fabricate and assemble all engineering output 
  • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, or other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, or maintenance requirements of designs or applications 
  • Review specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to assess factors affecting designs and the procedures and instructions to be followed
  • Maintain close communication, problem-solving and collaboration with the production team to ensure proper assembly and operation of completed designs; modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems 
  • Communicate with customers in a professional and timely manner regarding feasibility, design, order status, operational concerns, service and more
  • Focus on concepts and designs with the potential for repeatability and standardization to maximize efficiency and profitability and minimize errors 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering required
  • 5+ years of hands-on mechanical engineering design experience
  • Advanced ability to work with Inventor Autodesk

COMPETENCIES 

  • Attitude: Strong desire to succeed as part of a team; interest in contributing to a positive company culture; willingness to persist until the job is done right for the customer and embrace the Morrison “Support Built In” philosophy
  • Administration and Management: Familiarity with business and management principles involved in strategic planning, production methods and coordination of people and resources
  • Communication and Problem Solving: Ability to identify problems and review related information with colleagues to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Reliability: Ability to consistently meet deadlines with accuracy; available to discuss details of work with colleagues outside of normal business hours
  • Engineering and Technology: Proficient knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of Morrison products
  • Mechanical Skills: Proficient knowledge of mechanical systems and their designs, uses, repair and maintenance; including, but not limited to, bearing types and configurations, tolerances, serviceability and timing screw design
  • Production and Processing: Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing effective manufacture of parts

Email link: Position Inquiry - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


CNC Lathe Machinist

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Must be able to do own setups and programming
  • Using data supplied by Engineering, determine and execute proper bores, tapers, counter-bores, hubs and finished outside diameter on raw plastic
  • Choose proper cutters and drills based on parameters of each specific job
  • Observe progress of machining and watch for errors; inspect finished work for accuracy
  • Work with engineering to develop specialized procedures for non-routine jobs

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • 3-5 years experience running Mazak CNC lathe
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds and maintain demanding physical operations throughout the work day
  • Attitude: Strong desire to succeed as part of a team; interest in contributing to a positive company culture; willingness to persist until the job is done right for the customer and embrace the Morrison “Support Built In” philosophy
  • Mechanical Skills: Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance; committed to the safe operation of machinery
  • Technical and Design Skills: Ability to read blueprints, drawings and models, and analyze such plans for proper use; familiarity with design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
  • Attention to Detail: Operating the Manual Lathe require constant management of minute details; small errors can be extremely costly, both in money and time, and across multiple departments
  • Organization: Strong ability to plan, prioritize and multi-task; the Material Handler/Stockroom Assistant will juggle multiple tasks and work areas simultaneously, and meticulous organization is essential
  • Computer Skills: Ability to navigate and use a desktop computer, including internet browsers, email and word processing
  • Math Skills: Knowledge of basic arithmetic
  • Stamina: Material Handlers/Stockroom Assistants often work long hours doing manual work

Email link: Position Inquiry - CNC Lathe Machinist


Mechanical Design Engineer

KEY RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Collaborate with Lead Engineers, Manufacturing and Assembly team members to design problem-solving container handling equipment
  • Using CAD software, produce standard, manufacture-ready designs; detail parts, and creat mechanical drawings, assembly prints and specifications that enable the production team to correctly fabricate and assemble all engineering output
  • Review specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to assess factors affecting designs and the procedures and instructions to be followed
  • Maintain close communication, problem-solving and collaboration with the production team to ensure proper assembly and operation of completed designs; modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies or to reduce production problems
  • Communicate with customers in a professional and timely manner regarding feasibility, design, order status, operational concerns, service and more
  • Focus on concepts and designs with the potential for repeatability and standardization to maximize efficiency and profitability and minimize errors

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering required
  • Hands-on mechanical engineering design experience preferred
  • Advanced ability to work with Autodesk Inventor highly desired
  • Attitude: Strong desire to succeed as part of a team; interest in contributing to a positive company culture; willingness to persist until the job is done right for the customer and embrace the Morrison “Support Built In” philosophy
  • Engineering and Technology: Proficient knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of Morrison products
  • Reliability: Ability to consistently meet deadlines with accuracy; available to discuss details of work with colleagues outside of normal business hours
  • Communication and Problem Solving: Ability to identify problems and review related information with colleagues to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Mechanical Skills: Proficient knowledge of mechanical systems and their designs, uses, repair and maintenance; including, but not limited to, bearing types and configurations, tolerances,  and serviceability.
  • Production and Processing: Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing effective manufacture of part 

Email link: Position Inquiry - Mechanical Design Engineer


Manual Lathe Machinist

We are currently seeking a 2nd Shift (F/T or P/T) Manual Lathe Machinist to join our production team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Using data supplied by Engineering, determine and execute proper bores, tapers, counter-bores, hubs and finished outside diameter on raw plastic
  • Choose proper cutters and drills based on parameters of each specific job
  • Observe progress of machining and watch for errors; inspect finished work for accuracy
  • Work with engineering to develop specialized procedures for non-routine job

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds and maintain demanding physical operations throughout the work day
  • Attitude: Strong desire to succeed as part of a team; interest in contributing to a positive company culture; willingness to persist until the job is done right for the customer and embrace the Morrison “Support Built In” philosophy
  • Mechanical Skills: Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance; committed to the safe operation of machinery
  • Technical and Design Skills: Ability to read blueprints, drawings and models, and analyze such plans for proper use; familiarity with design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
  • Attention to Detail: Operating the Manual Lathe require constant management of minute details; small errors can be extremely costly, both in money and time, and across multiple departments
  • Organization: Strong ability to plan, prioritize and multi-task; the Material Handler/Stockroom Assistant will juggle multiple tasks and work areas simultaneously, and meticulous organization is essential
  • Computer Skills: Ability to navigate and use a desktop computer, including internet browsers, email and word processing
  • Math Skills: Knowledge of basic arithmetic
  • Stamina: Material Handlers/Stockroom Assistants often work long hours doing manual wor

Email link: Position Inquiry - Manual Lathe Machinist


Manufacturing Service & Assembly Technician

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Frequent travel to customer facilities within the United States and potentially internationally, to measure, install, evaluate and troubleshoot complex electro-mechanical machines
  • Work with customers’ on-site production technicians and engineers to ensure smooth operation of machinery while maintaining Morrison’s high standard of customer service
  • Create, follow and maintain standardized processes for recording in-field activities, such as, machine adjustments, alterations necessary, rework needed, customer requests, etc.
  • Follow and maintain standardized processes in-house for machine assembly
  • Gather necessary parts, subassemblies, tools and materials and assemble components and machines with keen attention to detail; read and understand engineering book and accompanying prints; test setups methodically and comprehensively
  • Collaborate with engineers to relay progress and improve or alter parts, assemblies or components; record changes on engineering book and/or prints; inform Production Operations Manager of any such discrepancies
  • During down time, assist other production departments as directed by the Production Operations Manager
  • Conduct daily maintenance of assembly area, including organization of parts drawers, sweeping and other maintenance as schedule

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years of experience assembling a variety of mechanical machines and components preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Comfortable using and navigating a variety of technological tools, such as computers, smartphones, FaceTime, Skype, recording videos, participating in WebEx sessions, etc
  • Proven aptitude for and interest in machines and their functions; ability to read assembly prints required
  • Approachable, friendly demeanor; the person in this position will sometimes be the only “face” of Morrison to the customer

COMPETENCIES

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds; current driver’s license
  • Attitude: Strong desire to succeed as part of a team; interest in contributing to a positive company culture; willingness to persist until the job is done right for the customer and embrace the Morrison “Support Built In” philosophy
  • Mechanical Skills: Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance; committed to the safe operation of machinery
  • Technical and Design Skills: Ability to read blueprints, drawings and models, and analyze such plans for proper use; familiarity with design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
  • Production and Processing: Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing effective manufacture of parts
  • Communication and Problem Solving: Ability to identify problems and review related information with colleagues and customers to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services; this includes the ability to assess customer needs, meet quality standards for services, and accurately evaluate customer satisfaction
  • Attention to Detail: Assembly Technicians are one of the last checkpoints before a job is delivered to the customer; keen attention to detail is required to achieve proper machine function
  • Stamina: Production Assembly Technicians often work long hours doing repetitive movements
  • Computer Skills: Ability to navigate and use a desktop computer, including internet browsers, email, E2 database, word processing and spreadsheets  

Email link: Position Inquiry - Manufacturing Service & Assembly Technician