• Machine Operator III- 2nd Shift ($18.30-$22.30)

    Location US-IL-Elgin
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  • Overview

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    The Machine Operator III operates and maintains multiple complex machines or multiple machine lines with minimum supervision.  Troubleshoots/resolves problems, monitors production line to ensure efficiency/quality is maintained.  Tracks performance data, communicates exceptions and works with teammates and supervision to recommend and execute solutions.

    Duties and Responsibilities


    • Sets up machine; loading, dies, and films, and monitors to make sure it is running efficiently.  Performs diagnostics and resolves equipment issues as needed.
    • Follows work order, quality control and sanitation procedures concerning weights, packs, descriptions, dates, UPC's, cleanup and changeovers.
    • Performs quality control and material waste checks.  Collects downtime data and other performance data as required.  Analyzes to recommend or implement improvements. 
    • Performs pre-operational checks, including quality of materials. Communicates and assists in managing exceptions.
    • Maintains and exceeds production, quality and safety standards.
    • Loads product into hopper and monitors scales and/or other support equipment.
    • Leads machinery change over (clean, size change, ect.) effectively, timely and with proper level of cleaning.
    • Maintains a clean, organized and safe work area.
    • Directs/instructs machine line personnel in specific job duties. Provides training to machine operator I and II.
    • Responsible for manufacturing, distributing and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP, SQF and regulatory requirements.
    • Aware and accountable for maintaining and documenting preventative controls necessary to ensure food safety and quality.
    • Responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to management.
    • Responsible for partnering with others, sharing knowledge, skills and information within assigned team and across functional areas.
    • Responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development.


    • This position requires specific in-depth knowledge of complex equipment (e.g. Volpak) and/or broad, extensive knowledge of a variety of equipment (e.g. an entire production line).
    • Experience as a machine operator.
    • Level I power equipment license (JBSS).
    • Basic problem recognition and resolution on the line being operated.
    • Capable of following directions.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary.
    • Ability to train/coach.
    • Ability to speak and read English
    • Basic computer literacy (to understand QAD and scanners).
    • Basic math
    • Mechanical, electrical and analytical abilities.
    • Good manual dexterity, vision and mobility.


    This position is subject to mandatory overtime based on business needs.