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IL -Packaging - 1st Shift/ Machine Operator I at JOHN B SANFILIPPO & SON, INC in Elgin, Illinois

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Title: Machine Operator I


Reports to Job Title: Production Supervisor


Fair Labor Standards Act Status (FLSA):  Exempt       Non-Exempt    X Hourly      


Summary of the Position:

The machine operator I operates and maintains one simple machine or one machine line and ensures it is running efficiently with minimum supervision.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sets up machine-loading and monitors to ensure it is running efficiently. (50%)

  • Follows work order, quality controls and sanitation procedures concerning weights, packs, descriptions, dates UPC’s, cleanup and changeovers. (10%)

  • Performs quality control and material waste checks. (10%)

  • Directs/instructs machine line personnel in specific job duties. (5%)

  • Performs pre-operational checks. (5%)

  • Maintains and exceeds production, quality and safety standards. (5%)

  • Loads product into hopper. (5%)

  • Cleans machine properly after production runs or changeovers. (5%)

  • Maintains a clean, organized and safe work area. (5%)

  • 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. 


Supervisory Responsibility:

Does this position have supervisory responsibility?      Yes        X No



  • Prior manufacturing work experience is a plus

  • Prior industrial truck experience a plus.

  • Prior machine operator experience a plus. 

  • Capable of following verbal and written directions.

  • Good manual dexterity, vision and mobility

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

  • Basic math skills

  • Ability to speak and read in English

  • Mechanical ability