Silgan Careers

We do everything we can to ensure that our employees have it all. Across all of our teams, at every level, we reward excellence and visionary thinking. And we strive to maintain a positive culture where all employees are encouraged to share new ideas, push their limits, and achieve their dreams.

Watch the Silgan Story to learn more about who we are.

CURRENT OPENINGS

WHY SILGAN?

When you’re part of our team, your contributions and well-being matter 100%.

We owe all of our success to our talented and dedicated employees, and we do all we can to help them flourish. That’s why we will always reward hard work, initiative, reliability, and expertise with a clear path toward real career growth.

Our Team

We're dedicated to helping our employees become the best they can be. That’s why we’ve cultivated a culture that promotes and rewards excellence and visionary thinking at all levels.


Silgan Net Promoter Score

On average, new hires are more likely to recommend Silgan to a friend or colleague compared to respondents at other mid-size US manufacturing companies.

Industry Average*

Silgan Containers

Salary Employees

Hourly Employees

*Industry Average of 157 Companies, from 7/1/2015 - 6/20/2016
Source: Survey Monkey




Silgan Vision and Values

  • Leadership: Our forward-thinking insights and technical expertise help us elevate our partners’ products and keep their customers happy.
  • Quality: We are relentlessly committed to producing products of the highest value and consistently raise the standard in our industry.
  • Integrity: We live by our promises. Our responsibility in earning the trust of our clients and our employees also extends to our shared responsibility to help protect the planet.
  • Collaboration: The strongest solutions are discovered through open communication, which is why we foster true team work at all levels of our company, especially with our clients.
An overwhelming majority (87%) of our new hires feel their expectations have been met as a new employee. Almost half of the new employees say it has been better than expected.

Profiles of Success

Betsy Metzger
Manager of Manufacturing Engineering. Oconomowoc, WI

One thing I like about the group I work with here at Silgan, is that we have everything from new hires, people fresh out of school, high schools, trade schools, college. They bring new ideas to the table paired together with people who have upwards of 30-40 years of experience in the industry. We go the whole spectrum and when you tape that together, there are great ideas that can come out of that.

Craig Bensen
Manager of Equipment Engineering. Oconomowoc, WI

Silgan is very focused on providing training for employees even with continued education in both long and short term seminars. In my own case, I was able to go back to school to get my MBA and also my Professional Engineering license that Silgan supported. The leadership has inspired me because they’ve stayed on mission. The same mission that they started out at Silgan 25 years ago is the same as we have today: "Being the Best" at what we do and making the best metal food packaging in the industry.

Matt White
Quality Assurance Supervisor. Fort Dodge, IA

I started as a Production Supervisor after completing Silgan’s training program. During this time, I learned a lot about the technology, the product, and how to work with people as a team. About a year later, I became Quality Assurance Manager, a position which I currently hold. There is room to grow and plenty of opportunities at Silgan and that’s exciting to me!

Benefits

At Silgan, our employees get the total package.

We’re proud to offer all of our team members a broad range of benefits, from competitive salaries to quality insurance, 401(k) plans, generous vacation and more.

  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Life Insurance / Accidental Death Insurance
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Retirement
  • Educational Assistance
  • Holidays-Vacation
  • Relocation

The Silgan Benefits Team is here to help you!

My Total Rewards Package

Silgan provides a comprehensive range of benefits for our employees and their families. Visit My Total Rewards Package for a comprehensive overview of our benefits program. Upon becoming an employee you will receive more comprehensive materials called Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) for all benefit programs. Silgan reserves the right to change, modify or terminate any or all benefit plans at any time.

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

We’re looking for top-notch people to become future leaders at Silgan.

Our two-year Production Management Development Program is tailored for people with a superior aptitude for mechanics and the potential to manage complex manufacturing operations. We seek out talented mechanical engineers, machinists, tool and die makers, and others with strong leadership, mechanical and/or engineering skills.

Graduates of our intensive program are qualified to serve as Production Supervisors in our metal-can facilities and are assigned to a manufacturing plant. Further advancement will depend on individual leadership, management ability and the capacity to assume greater responsibility.

“Our people have made us who we are:
a leader in metal food packaging.” — Silgan leadership
What you get from our two-year program
Upon Completion

Phase 1: 
On-the-Job Training

(26–30 weeks)

Management Trainees work with experienced employees, learning to operate, maintain and adjust all can-making equipment.

Phase 2: 
Special Projects

(22–26 weeks)

During this flexibly scheduled period, Management Trainees work on projects assigned by their Superintendent and gain experience in a specific area.

Phase 3: 
On-site Work

Management Trainees report directly to Plant Managers and carry our assigned responsibilities. Closer to the completion of their second year of training, Management Trainees can become full-fledged Production Supervisors.

Trainees are also given a reading list of technical and general management books to help round out their instruction throughout our program.

Silgan Containers Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

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