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Machine Operator - Direct Hire

Waukesha, WI 53188

Posted: 05/28/23 Job Number: sit23140190 Pay Rate: $37440-40560 / year

Job Description

Packaging Machine Operators Needed - Direct Hire Opportunities
Wisconsin Based Snack Company

Company Location:  Waukesha, WI
Pay rate: $19.00 - $21/hr Based on experience
1st shift, 6:00am - 2:30pm + OT
2nd Shift, 1:30pm - 11pm (start time varies based on OT)
--Lots of Weekend OT during peak holiday season in 4th quarter of each year.--
The packaging machine operator is responsible for setting up and operating assigned packaging machines in order to pack optimum number of quality packages of product.

Essential Functions:
  • Adhere to company human safety policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to company  food safety, quality and regulatory practices and procedures
  • Set up and operate packaging machine(s) to ensure finished product meets all Customer/ Regulatory requirements.
  • Clean and sanitize equipment during changeovers from one product to another.
  • Inspect packaging equipment prior to line start-up and changeovers.
  • Take ownership of packaging line results
  • Maintain accurate and legible records/documentation
  • Oversee efficient and safe operation and of all equipment and personnel on line.
  • Communicate with all Coworkers and Maintenance staff to ensure optimal equipment performance.
  • Assisting other departments as needed and performing related duties as assigned.
  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED
  • Must be 18 yrs or older.
  • Prefer having at least 1 year of packaging machine operator experience in a high speed manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing specifications and quality standards.
  • Familiarity with HACCP, GMPs, Allergens and Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Ability to problem- solve equipment and processes in partnership with maintenance.
  • Ability to determine root cause and diligently apply corrective action.
  • Ability to read and write English; Bi-lingual a plus
  • Basic  Math skills.
  • Basic Computer Skills
Working Conditions:
Fast paced food packaging environment that may include weekend work and overtime, exposure to various temperatures.
Physical requirements:
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time,
  • Perform repetitive tasks.
  • Lift up to 50lbs periodically.
  • Bend, Stoop, kneel, and climb a ladder and stairs.
  • Push/pull up to 2200 lbs of raw materials on a pallet with a pallet jack
  • Reach, lift, stack and maneuver objects of varying dimensions and weight up to 75 lbs
  • Slide barrels of up to 600 lbs of ingredients from pallets to conveyors.
  • Potential allergens exposure to:  Peanuts, Other Tree Nuts, Wheat, Soy, Milk and Eggs.
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment corresponding to task (i.e. hearing protection, face shield, safety glasses, aprons, gloves, etc. )
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