• Location: Manteno, Illinois
  • Type: Contract to Hire
  • Job #14661

Machine Operator *SIGN ON BONUS*

*$250 Sign-on Bonus
Pay: $17-$19.50
Shift: 1st & 2nd  

The role of the Packaging Machine Operator is responsible for ensuring assigned machinery is running to required specifications.  Packaging Machine Operator must work together with line leads and QA to ensure all required lot numbers and “best by” info is correct.  Packaging Machine Operator conducts minor troubleshooting, makes minor adjustments, conducts assigned quality checks, reports safety and quality concerns to supervisor and/or manager, trains assigned staff on equipment as directed by the supervisor or manager, other duties may be assigned.

Job Responsibilities   

  • Able to perform and document assigned quality and operational checks.
  • Timely and accurate completion of required documentation which may include quality checks, component usage, line performance, pallet tags, production tracking, etc.
  • Adjust equipment through HMI or using hand tools as necessary.
  • Loads materials or ingredients on machine as needed.
  • Troubleshoot and adjust equipment as needed to maintain good performance.
  • Ensure quality specifications are met by performing established quality checks such as carton seal check and code date checks.
  • Ensure materials being loaded on machine match the product specification.
  • Communicate with supervisor and/or manager for machinery, food, and safety concerns.
  • All staff are responsible for Compliance with all GMP, Food Safety and Plant Safety rules while in the processing facility. 

Required Work Experience & Skills

  • Must have experience working with production or packaging equipment in a food manufacturing environment.
  • The packaging machine operator must be able to multi-task and communicate effectively with the Line Lead and Supervisor.
  • Must wear assigned PPE including for example: safety footwear, hearing protection and safety glasses. 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • At least 8 hours on feet standing or walking to workstation.
  • Ability to climb ladders, stoop, bend and reach to maneuver around equipment.
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