Chester, Virginia

You will like working for us as we have amazing people and a highly collaborative culture.   Global success hasn’t changed our tight-knit feel – we’ve simply grown into a larger, more diverse family.   We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all of our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company – it truly is a special place.

While reporting to the Production Manager, you will be responsible for all good inwards, distributing the received goods to the relevant production needs.  The material handler will also inspect and prepare completed products for processing and shipping. Safety is our first concern and the team is expected to comply with safety rules & regulations.  Excellent attendance is crucial for the team to achieve success and be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment.  You will take pride in your personal hands-on and analytical abilities, organizational skills and attention to detail.


Understands, demonstrates and expects other to demonstrate the behaviors associated with Tridents 4 basic principles:

  • Be Safe – Don’t take risks with safety

  • Don’t let down a colleague – do something to help

  • Don’t let down a customer – do something to impress

  • Don’t tolerate inefficiencies – make a noise about them

 Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Adhering to all Standard Working Practices (SWP’s)

  • Following all Safety rules and risk assessments/JSA’s and be an active participant in safety.

  • Performing all daily/weekly inspections and housekeeping of assigned department

  • Receiving cylinders and supplies from customers/venders.

  • Inspecting and preparing cylinders to the necessary manufacturing specifications.

  • Inspecting and preparing cylinders for shipment, per customer and Trident requirement.

  • Using measuring devices and tools necessary for the role.

  • Accurate and timely completion of any required administrative responsibilities.

  • Assisting other team members (as needed) to meet production needs.

  • Following company protocols, policies and goals while acting on opportunities to optimize the efficiency of the department.

  • Managing your schedule to achieve agreed production timings, liaising with production resources on daily production needs while elevating any concerns should timings prove unachievable.

  • Continuing focus on quality (your own, and that of others) to ensure product is produced to the necessary customer/printer/Trident standards.

This position is in our Sonoco Trident plant in Richmond, VA

  • We expect you to be Sonoco mission driven

  • You must have at least one-year of Forklift Experience (Required)

  • You will need to have exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving abilities. 

  • You have to have a “get it done” attitude and an urgency to resolve problems/tasks.

  • To succeed in this role you will need excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • You will need to be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as needed.

  • Having the ability to effectively work with a team in a fast-paced environment is crucial to success.

  • You will need to have the ability to read and understand manufacturing instructions.

  • You will need to have the ability to work quickly while maintaining a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.

  • Physical work including but not limited to pushing, pulling, gripping, twisting, reaching, etc.

  • Must be willing to work outside of regular shift hours including weekends if production or customer demands require it.

We care about the health and wellness of you and your family.  That is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that makes it easier to manage your health and provide financial security for you and your family. 

Apply today and help us get stronger!

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

Chester, Virginia

We bring more to packaging than just the package.

Combining actionable insights, intellectual capital, purposeful innovation and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful solutions that build stronger brands.



Providing Innovative Packaging Solutions

Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. When collaborating with our customers, we leverage our deep knowledge of material science, our i6 Innovation Process™, and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful customized solutions that build stronger brands.


We produce packaging for many of the world’s most recognized brands, in markets such as appliances and electronics, automotive, beverages, confection, construction, converted paperboard, fresh and natural food, frozen and refrigerated food, shaving, home, lawn and garden, medical/pharmaceutical, pet care, powdered beverages, recycling and snacks.


Sonoco’s operations consist of our global consumer packaging businesses (rigid paper and closures, flexibles and plastics); our display and packaging division (high-impact retail displays and packaging supply chain management); our industrial businesses (tubes and cores, reels and spools, uncoated recycled paperboard and Sonoco Recycling, one of the world’s largest recyclers); and our Protective Solutions division (custom-designed protective, temperature-assurance and retail security packaging solutions and highly engineered components).


From our headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., and more than 300 operations in 33 countries, we serve customers in 85 nations.

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