AJM Packaging Corporation

Manual Machinist

Position Type
Full Time
Location : Location


AJM Packaging Corporation is seeking a Manual Machinist to join our team in Detroit, MI and may require up to 25% Travel.

Benefits: At AJM our comprehensive benefits package truly sets us apart. This exciting position is eligible for company paid medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and a 401K matching plan. Plus, AJM provides company paid vacation days, sick days, and holidays. For more information about the benefits package for this position, please speak to a Human Resources representative during the application process.


  • Fabricate and weld guards, brackets, panels and other machinery components.
  • Fabricate and repair parts by using the following machine shop equipment: manual Bridgeport, lathe, drill press, cut off saw and grinders.
  • Be able to read and work from shop fabrication drawings or prints.
  • Dismantle and strip machinery to shell form in order to retro-fit to company requirements/needs.
  • Partake in the installation and start-up of reconditioned and/or new equipment. Assist in the debugging of equipment after its initial start-up and thereafter as required.
  • Troubleshoot production machinery and related equipment. Observe machine components, locate source(s) of the problem and make a determination of the trouble source and the necessary corrective action(s).
  • Perform all other types maintenance-related work, whether by doing machine repair, tool & die repair, welding, cutting, installing, or any other projects requiring the contribution of the Rebuild department.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • Three years or more of industrial maintenance experience preferred.
  • Experience with manual lathe and manual Bridgeport.

About Us

About AJM Packaging Corporation: AJM Packaging is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of disposable paper products including paper plates, cups, bowls, and bags. For more than 60 years, we have invested in our company and our people. We are proud to create over 3,000 jobs in our eight manufacturing plants strategically located across the USA, and our corporate office in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Despite our growth, we are still a family-owned and operated business and we remain committed to providing the reliable service and quality that has been important to AJM since the day our founders started the business.

Career Development: At AJM, we realize we will only go as far as our employees take us and, for that reason, we invest millions of dollars every year on both classroom and on-the-job training to develop our employees’ skills and promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement. There are no barriers to impede your progress here and no ceilings to halt your advance. You’ll control your own destiny and we will help you reach your full potential with both in-house development programs and tuition reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate level college studies. See where your AJM journey will take you.

Working at AJM during COVID-19: AJM is proud to have been designated a critical infrastructure employer and, as such, has remained open throughout the global pandemic supplying disposable paper products and packaging to supermarkets, club stores, restaurants, pharmacies and other retailers, wholesalers, distributors and institutions. In order to fulfill our customer commitments and our obligation to the country, we had to, first, ensure the health and safety of our dedicated employees while they were on the job. Towards that end we quickly developed and installed a robust Coronavirus containment and mitigation program employing all the tools at our disposal, including, but not limited to, face masks, gloves, daily temperature checks and questionnaires, common touchpoint sanitation, testing, contact tracing and quarantine.

Application Process: For immediate consideration, apply directly, send your resume/information to greatjobs@ajmpack.com, or call us at 833.562.7256.

AJM Packaging Corporation is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and as an equal opportunity employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin or other legally protected status.


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