Machine Operator



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$16 – $18 an hour

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The Manufacturing Operator is responsible for equipment operation, troubleshooting and preventative maintenance of manufacturing line equipment. In this role, the Manufacturing Operator must have operational knowledge of how his/her actions and decisions will impact financial, quality and safety metrics; understanding and adhering to plant operating procedures and guidelines, and complies with regulatory requirements in his/ her area of responsibility. The Line owner must be able to independently perform most assignments and train new temporary workers in the area.


  • Routinely communicates with team members on own team, team members on adjoining shifts, Area Manager, Planners, Maintenance etc. on short- medium range production output vs plan to ensure customer service levels are met by providing the required output on a timely basis.
  • Achieves quality objectives by following all production related documentation such as control plans, work instructions, GMP guidelines (where required) etc. to ensure we are minimizing waste, scrap, and product defects during the manufacturing stages.
  • Achieves plant Health, Safety, Environmental objectives by operating safely, reporting all unsafe conditions, performing behavioral safety audits, and attend monthly meetings on safety.
  • Coordinate training activity of new temps to the area; demonstrate exceptional communication skills to internal customers and exchange pertinent information to peers in an effective manner.
  • Passionately identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement within the department.


  • Operates and changes over manufacturing equipment as needed within the planned time.
  • Follows and improves upon center-lining for manufacturing equipment
  • Achieves required OEE/PV targets on assigned manufacturing lines.
  • Continuously evaluates manufacturing operations, suggests and implements improvements to achieve optimum line efficiencies.
  • Follows current work instruction and insures adherence to the Quality Control Plan and related SOP’s including GMP guidelines as required. Completes all production records as required.
  • Responsible for plant Safety and policies including but not limited to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), HAZCOM, Process Safety, Machine Guarding, Lock Out/Tag Out and Emergency Action.
  • Trains other Manufacturing Operators and Temporary Workers daily

The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are considered essential but are not limited to only those outlined. The incumbent may perform other functions that may be assigned. Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of this position at any time.


Identify the specific kinds of knowledge and skills required to carry out the duties of this position in terms of formal education specialized training, or prior experience or a combination. Identify the minimal requirements for the position rather than the personal qualifications of the incumbent(s). This might include listing positions, which are prerequisites for this position.

  • Minimum one (1) years-prior manufacturing related experience in fast paced environment.
  • Must have the ability to work any shift and function in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan ahead and take initiative in resolving equipment, material, staffing problems on the lines.
  • Ability to lead safety improvements through personal commitment and procedures is required.
  • Knowledge of industrial safety procedures and regulations is a requirement.
  • Ability to problem solve and engage employees in a team environment.
  • Solid computer skills (i.e. email, timecards, production reports, etc.).
  • Technical knowledge of high speed manufacturing equipment and operations with the ability to troubleshoot and correct problems using appropriate tools.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods, reach overhead, bend or stoop, walk occasionally, grasp items with hands and lift up to 40 pounds.

Shifts available:

1st shift 6am-6pm – $15-16/hour

2nd shift 6pm-6am – $16-17/hour

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour

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Up to $20 an hour

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    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

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Machine Operator

We are a rapidly growing package manufacturing company based in St. Louis, Missouri with much to offer:

  • Full-time, year-round work.
  • Competitive Pay
  • High potential for organic growth
  • Strong emphasis on employee success and development

The Company: Veripac is new to market in a multibillion-dollar industry. We pride ourselves on our customer satisfaction and fulfillment efficiency. Examining the tried and true benefit of fostering a successful company culture we here at Veripac are focused on each employee’s personal success within the company and will be known for the great care we take with clients and employees alike.

The Position: We’re looking for qualified Thermoforming & Extrusion Machine Operators. Offering an initial $15-20/hr pay rate with a 40-hour work week.

  • Annual base pay of $31,200-$41,600
  • We will be offering competitive health, dental, & vision insurance programs beginning in 2020.
  • We provide the opportunity for seasonal overtime.


  • Mechanically inclined individuals
  • Reliable transportation to the job site.
  • Full-Time availability with the flexibility to handle seasonal overtime
  • Strong procedural practices.
  • High School degree or GED equivalent.
  • 2 years production experience (preferred)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Emphasis on safe and responsible workplace.
  • Maintain a clean work environment inside of the warehouse and at workstations
  • Handles all products according to customer and employer procedures.
  • Effectively communicate with the operations manager.
  • Read and interpreted blueprints and schematics for work to be performed.
  • Assess equipment after each production run, perform preventive maintenance to keep machines running smoothly.
  • Adjust equipment for a new product line and perform troubleshooting to deliver quality in operations.
  • Inspected individual parts, assemblies, and installations for adherence to specifications

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $20.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 10 hour shift


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • No

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Division Information

The Pet Care business unit of Spectrum Brands is based in St. Louis, Missouri with distribution, manufacturing and sales offices throughout the US and globe. Owners of dogs, cats, birds, small animals, fish and reptiles rely on our brands for exceptional value and trusted results. Our industry-leading brands include Tetra®, Instant Ocean®, Marineland®, 8-in-1®, Dingo®, FURminator®, Nature’s Miracle®, GloFish®, DreamBone® and SmartBones®.

Job Summary

Machine Operators set up and run blended pet food products. Use skills and abilities to set up and operate packaging machines according to instructions and procedures.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Learn to setup and operate packaging production equipment by following and documenting procedures.
  • Check quality characteristics while operating equipment.
  • Retrieve required tools or equipment, clean up all equipment and moving product in or out of the line area as need.
  • Setting up equipment, cleaning equipment and moving product in or out of the line area as needed.
  • Communicate to Production Supervisor/Manager, Maintenance, and other Machine Operators issues with equipment that may affect operations.
  • Promote team attitude to further company goals concerning productivity, safety and quality.
  • Operate machines, including troubleshooting, cleanup, setup, basic quality control, and waste control.
  • Work with Maintenance Team to troubleshoot machine issues.
  • Make machine adjustments as necessary to produce products that meet company/customer specifications.
  • Follow all necessary GMPs and ensure workers on that line are following GMPs.
  • Make sure all materials are loaded into the machine in a quick, efficient manner so that downtime is limited.
  • Observe and follow safety procedures using personal safety equipment and lock-out/tag-out procedures as required.
  • Perform hourly quality checks on finished goods.
  • Enter data into Flex System.
  • Assist in Production performing packaging duties as needed or requested.
  • Provide support work for plant improvement projects as directed.
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Profile

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 2-3 years of experience with setup or operation of packaging equipment is preferred, but not required.
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred.

Required Skills

  • Able to read and legibly write English and follow verbal or written directions.
  • Able to use basic arithmetic skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
  • Able to function with a high degree of manual dexterity to assemble or repair precision equipment.
  • Able to read and operate digital and dial scales.
  • Able to stoop, bend, and climb.
  • Able to operate material handling equipment including forklifts.
  • Able to push/pull carts that may have loads exceeding 200 pounds.

Work Environment

  • Exposure to hot and cold warehouse climate
  • Frequent exposure to motorized warehouse equipment
  • Frequent standing, sitting, walking, bending, pushing, pulling, and stooping