Machine Operator Basic- Packaging Department at Hearthside Food Solutions LLC in terre haute, Indiana

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Who We Are:

We are Hearthside Food Solutions, a new kind of food company, and the industry's largest contract manufacturer. You won't find our logo on store shelves, but our passion for quality and efficiency is evident in every product we make.

We are one of the fastest growing food companies in the US; Part of the new wave of American manufacturers and we are looking for people with the right stuff!

Job Summary:

The Machine Operator Basic is responsible for performing set-ups, making minor adjustments and operates mechanical packaging equipment. Identify acceptable or unacceptable product quality per customer requirements both before and after product is packed in the Packaging department. Responsible for keeping work area clean and organized.

Job Duties:


  • Performs set-ups, makes minor adjustments and operates mechanical packaging equipment during a shift on a variety of machines.

  • Supply/load trays, flexible packaging or cartons into machines as needed.

  • Must be able to observe machine operation at all times.

  • Visually identify quality or bad product before and after it is packed. Remove/sort unacceptable product. Place product or waste into designated color-coded containers.

  • Read scales to check packaging weights and accordingly adjusts machines.

  • Read and understand bagger/cartoner/code date programs.

  • Assist other packaging employees with rewraps.

  • Perform required housekeeping to keep work areas clean such as sweeping floor, putting trash in trash containers, picking up product from floor.

  • Work in close proximity to co-workers.

  • Work with minimal supervision and at times independently.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) at all times.

  • Verbally communicate instructions, problems, etc. to co-workers, supervisors and employees from all departments.

  • Meet Company attendance standards of start and end time for work as scheduled.

  • Comply with all safety, health and environmental regulations as prescribed by law.

  • Comply with all Company rules, regulations and policies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Competencies & Knowledge:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Reaching with hands/arms throughout shift.

  • Ability to use hands and fingers.

  • Ability to see, hear and talk.

  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to work in light to moderate noise levels; hearing protection may be required.

  • Walk up to 400 yards to work and break areas.

  • Communicate in English to give and acknowledge instructions/problems.

  • Physical and mental ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

  • Stand eight to twelve hours per shift.

  • Repetitive reaching over head, under and across throughout shift.

  • May crawl under equipment to reach work area.

  • May climb stairs and ladders to platform 7-10 feet high.

  • Perform general housekeeping, including sweeping, mopping, etc.

  • May climb steps to and from work and break areas.

  • Good hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity for repetitive tasks.

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment in close proximity to others.

  • Ability to distinguish colors.

  • Possess basic math skills to perform simple counting, adding and subtracting.

  • Ability to work in variable temperatures and weather conditions.

  • Repetitive bending, stooping and twisting throughout shift

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.

  • Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.

  • May work near moving mechanical parts and ay be exposed to fumes, airborne particles and vibration.

  • Receptive to new ideas, concepts and procedures.

  • Receptive and responsive to constructive criticism.


Skill in:

  • Prefer high school graduate or G.E.D.

  • Good eye/hand coordination and manual dexterity.

  • Basic math and reading skills.

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and at times independently.

  • Ability to measure and read scales; understands units of measurement.

  • Ability to recognize problems and take immediate action.


Ability to:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment in close proximity to others.

  • Ability to distinguish colors.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in various units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Ability to work in variable temperatures and weather conditions.

  • Repetitive bending, stooping and twisting throughout shift.

  • Ability to work in wet, humid areas.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.

  • May work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles and vibration.

  • May be required to work in high precarious places/elevated platforms.

  • Receptive to new ideas, concepts and procedures.

  • Receptive and responsive to constructive criticism.


Work Environment:

  • Maintain harmonious working relations with employees from all departments.

  • Maintain harmonious working relations with management from all levels.

  • Communicate effectively with all employees and management.


Physical Requirements:

  • Reaching with hands/arms throughout shift.

  • Ability to use hands and fingers.

  • Ability to see, hear and talk.

  • Lift/carry up to 100 lbs.

  • Ability to work in light to moderate noise levels; hearing protection may be required.

  • Able to walk up to 400 yards to work areas.

  • Stand eight hours per shift.

  • Communicate in English to give and acknowledge instructions and problems.

  • Physical and mental ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

  • Repetitive reaching over head, under and across throughout shift.

  • Perform general housekeeping, including sweeping, mopping, etc.

  • May climb steps to and from work and break areas.

  • Good hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity for repetitive tasks.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment in close proximity to others.

  • Ability to distinguish colors.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in various units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Ability to work in variable temperatures and weather conditions.

  • Repetitive bending, stooping and twisting throughout shift.

  • Ability to work in wet, humid areas.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.

  • Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.

Other details


  • Job Family Skilled Labor
  • Pay Type Hourly





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