Job Description

Machine Operator


  • Operate Vertical Form Fill Seal state-of-the-art high-speed bagging machine; operate machinery with minimal waste to finished product and packaging material.
  • Supply the scale with intermediate components and bagging materials (film) to keep the machine running.
  • Perform quality assurance checks throughout the day, inspecting for packaging defects, material defects and target weight requirement.
  • Packaging and using small scales, lifting boxes and using pallet jack
  • Meet productivity requirements daily; keep daily reports of packaging material and downtime
  • Perform periodic adjustment activities on the bagging machine and scale to ensure they’re performing at peak efficiencies
  • Troubleshoot machinery breakdowns, clean machine jams and align rolls of bagging materials to minimize downtime and promote productivity
  • Perform general housekeeping duties around the machine such as sweeping floors, cleaning machine parts, supply tables, etc.
  • Dependable and punctual - must be able to adhere to attendance and absenteeism policy.
  • Prior experience with Vertical Form Fill Seal Bagger, preferred
  • Knowledge to independently operate a bagging machine and produce a quality product in a team-based environment; ability to be cross-trained to operate other machines if need be.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to bend, stoop, twist, turn, reach, climb stairs and stand for extended time periods on concrete floors; lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance
  • Must be able to count and perform general math (ability to measure weights using scale)
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment such as hair net, beard net, ear plugs, etc.

Skills/Education (required):

  • Ability to speak, read (fine print) and write in English, follow verbal and written directions, write simple correspondence and effectively communicate with others
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Prior food manufacturing experience, preferred
  • High School diploma and/or GED, preferred

Application Instructions

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