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Liquid Production Machine Operator – 2nd shift

Position Summary:
The Liquid Machine Operator is responsible for set-up and operation of at least 2 filling/packaging machines used in production, in accordance with process and quality standards to meet production schedules assigned. They will perform production activities and operator production equipment in accordance with BRC requirements, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), as well as all Illes SOP’s, Safety and Quality standards and time sequences.

Job Functions:

  • Check bulk materials, film, ribbon, cases, shaker bottles and label information against batch sheet.  Select and load the correct pouch and case label files, and enter variable information. Review pouch and case labels and get approval from FSQA technician.
  • Become proficient at setting up 2 packaging machines per standard machine settings and ensure correct tooling is in place, is clean and in good condition
  • Operate the machine per established procedures with some assistance.
  • Follow production sequence and perform all job changeover procedures
  • Observe production or monitor equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Examine materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands to ensure conformance to established standards; especially seal integrity, print quality, and weight.
  • Perform periodic seal leak testing.
  • Report equipment malfunctions to team leaders, Supervisor or maintenance staff
  • Observe work and Human machine interface (HMI), monitor gauges, dials, and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.
  • Collect samples with necessary information for testing.
  • Learning how to accurately fill pouches, bottles or cups to specified label weight or volume.
  • Maintain SPC charts and adjust machine as needed.
  • Training on how to operate or efficient at operating 1 filling machine for small pack production.
  • Load materials and products into package processing equipment.
  • Stack finished containers on pallets per specifications.
  • Learning how to accurately punch in make and fill times on the batch sheet through RiteTime.
  • Clean and maintain equipment, using hand tools in accordance with health and safety standards.
  • Mark and label containers, container tags, or products, using marking tools.
  • Learning how to complete job outputs in Ross, apply LPNs and move finished goods to warehouse.
  • Safely operate production processing line, packaging and powered industrial equipment.
  • Maintain appropriate and professional written and verbal communication.
  • Ensure that food safety, legality, integrity and quality standards are maintained at all times.
  • Learn how to operate forklift.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by Management.
  • Regular attendance for scheduled shifts is a requirement of this position.

Job Requirements:

High School or Equivalent or the ability to obtain same within specified time.

0-2 years Food Industry Experience plus minimum 6 months Packaging Equipment experience required.


  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Adherence to policy, procedure and attendance requirements
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Flexibility - Able to handle pressure and change
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
    Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Read, speak, and write fluent English
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Teamwork -work closely with all departments in a professional, cooperative manner.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.


  • Ability to crouch and bend
  • Ability to handle 55 gallon drums after training
  • Ability to lift 100lbs with assistance
  • Ability to lift 50lbs continuously
  • Ability to stand continuously
  • Ability to tilt over and pour out up to 500lbs with assistance
  • Bend, stoop, climb, reach above shoulders, crouch, push and pull frequently.
  • Use feet, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders constantly.
  • Work while standing on a 7-step ladder with rails.
  • Temperature variation of 55 to 110 degrees


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an all-inclusive or exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities as required by law. Some job requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. NEW OR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT, AS APPLICABLE, IS ON AN “AT-WILL” BASIS.

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